FLNP Directorate and colleagues heartily congratulate Tatyana Avdeeva on her jubilee and wish her the very best of health, longevity in life and work, strength to resist difficulties and patience, big success in all her dealings and great personal happiness! Let all your fond dreams, hopes and expectations come true and may the work you give to all your spiritual powers, experience and knowledges will inspire new professional fulfilments.

Our life possesses two obligatory and similarly essential sides: home and job. Let love, peace and comfort, care, support and welfare reign at home. And let luck and achievements accompany you in all your future endeavours at work!

On December 9, a conference of young scientists and specialists of the Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics was held in the International Conference Hall of JINR. The applicants for JINR Grants for young scientists and specialists for 2020 and the FLNP employees having won AYSS Grants in 2019 submitted their applications or reports in the form of posters. The Commission, consisting of members of the FLNP Directorate, the Heads of departments and divisions, thoroughly examined the submitted works, and their authors had to answer a lot of questions. The form of the poster session is used at FLNP for the second year as the most optimal form both for the Commission members and for the young employees.

34 young scientists presented their applications at the conference, among them 11 employees with an academic degree, 11 specialists, 3 staff members and 3 reports were made by the AYSS Grant winners of the current year

On November 6, a monument to the Academician of the USSR Academy of Sciences, Nobel Laureate in Physics, the organizer and the long-term head of the Laboratory of Neutron Physics of JINR, Ilya Mikhailovich Frank, was unveiled in Dubna.  The solemn event brought together the leaders of the Institute and the city, veterans of the Laboratory, numerous citizens.

At the opening of the event, Director of FLNP JINR V.N. Shvetsov said: “I am glad that you all have gathered here to share the event with us. Ilya Mikhailovich Frank spent a significant part of his life in Dubna and directed a great many of his efforts to the Laboratory and the city”. Valery Nikolayevich introduced the officials and authors of the monument to the participants of the event: the sculptors E.V. Munts and G.A. Shilin and the architect A.V. Munts.  Speaking on behalf of the JINR Directorate, the Chief engineer of JINR B.N. Gikal noted that “this is not only a monument to an outstanding scientist, this is a page in the history of our Institute. I.M. Frank was among those who organized JINR and created its great name”. The Deputy Prime Minister of the Moscow region V.V. Khromov and the Head of Dubna M.N. Danilov congratulated the people of Dubna with this event. Replacing Ilya Mikhailovich as a laboratory director V.L. Aksenov recalled the history of creation of JINR: “When a little more than 60 years ago it was decided to create an international center here, its organization was entrusted to Dmitry Ivanovich Blokhintsev.  FLNP is the brainchild of Dmitry Ivanovich.  It was here he intended to realize his idea of ​​a unique pulsating reactor.  For this, he invited his fellow student Ilya Mikhailovich Frank.  Why did he choose just Ilya Mikhailovich? The reactor business is very difficult not only from a technical point of view, it is also fraught with some potential dangers. The leader should not only be a competent person, but should also have the backbone.  Ilya Mikhailovich was already a laureate of the Lenin Prize, two years before the Nobel Prize; he did a lot in the framework of the Atomic project, although this activity is not very well known.  Two unique nuclear research reactors were built at FLNP under the leadership of Ilya Mikhailovich, a lot of discoveries were made on them, and good results were obtained.  We must not forget that the responsibility for the operation of reactors was always carried by Ilya Mikhailovich and was carried with dignity, never shifting it to anyone.  

The most important thing in the leadership of Ilya Mikhailovich was a high ethical culture, his respectful, reverent attitude towards employees.  He was equal with everyone, without distinction in ranks and degrees.  His personal influence was of great importance, without which great things cannot be done.  These very qualities laid the boundless memory of him at the Institute, among colleagues and people of the city”.

The chief scientific researcher of FLNP A.I. Frank thanked the creators of the monument and the Administration Services Office of JINR, noted the efforts of the FLNP Directorate: V.N. Shvetsov, A.V. Vinogradov, S.V. Kozenkov with the support of the JINR Directorate and, particularly, V.A.  Matveev.  He also thanked the Head of the city M.N. Danilov, because if the city administration had not been in close contact with the JINR Directorate, the project would not have been implemented.  “A lot of people have gathered here, this means that we remember our teachers.  I bow to you all!”

The Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics congratulates the researcher of the nuclear safety group Davaasuren Sumkhuu on the successful defense of his Ph.D. in the dissertation council on condensed matter physics (at FLNP).
We wish him further success and scientific achievements!

On December 2, the Dissertation Council for Condensed Matter Physics JINR. 04.01.2019.P for the defense of dissertations for PhD and Doctor of Science degrees in specialties: 01.04.01 – Instrumentation and Methods of Experimental Physics and 01.04.07 – Condensed Matter Physics, held its first meeting. The Council is comprised of leading scientists in the field of condensed matter physics and neutron research methods from FLNP, FLNR and BLTP. This was the first defense of a dissertation in JINR, held after the Institute was granted the right to award scientific degrees independently and organize new dissertation councils. In his opening speech, the Chairman of the Council Academician B.Yu.Sharkov addressed the members of the Dissertation Council under FLNP with welcoming words and wishes for successful and fruitful work from JINR Director Academician V.A.Matveev. At the first meeting, Tsolmon Tsogtsaikhan, a researcher from the Nuclear Safety Group, presented and successfully defended his thesis “Research of random disturbances in the reactivity of the IBR-2M reactor” for the degree of Candidate of Sciences in Physics and Mathematics.


FLNP Directorate congratulates all participants of this event on the successful start of the Council’s work!