The regular International Scientific school for teachers of physics at JINR was launched on 25 June 2018, in Dubna.
11th International scientific school for physics teachers took place at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research on 24 – 30 June. This year, 22 teachers and 11 high-school students from Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine participated in the school. For the first time in more than a decade of the school existence, a teacher from India also took part in the event.
During summer vacations, teachers of Physics and their best students keep on working hard. During the week, the guests got introduced to all the laboratories of the JINR, visited modern research facilities, listened to lectures given by JINR leading scientists, worked on creative projects, participated in hands-on workshops, took an exciting tour around Dubna, and assessed the students’ project presentations. The guests were busy during the spare time as well: in the hotel lobby, the participants organised discussions and demonstrated physical experiments, spectacular, though easy to perform.
Andrey Tarchevskiy, teacher of Physics, school №179, Moscow:
As a teacher of Physics (and an engineer), I was really glad to see elegant technical solutions in real facilities. During my studies at school or later at MIPT, such experience was actually necessary, but no one would give us a chance to see the real facilities or have a talk with researchers working at the cutting edge of science. Having participated in the School in Dubna, I now have a balanced combination of well-known information and school physics problems with their real implementation in research facilities. That is highly important for me and I believe, that is one of the main purposes of the school.
To dive in a unique international scientific environment, to talk personally to scientists and get to know about cutting edge research. To see the supercomputer and several accelerators, including the legendary Syncrophasotron, superconducting Nuclotron, and Phasotron as well as the Super-heavy elements Factory with your own eyes. To hold a meteorite in your own hands, to see pores of track membranes under an electron microscope. To find out the way to detect imperceptible neutrino and to look inside an object with the help of neutrons. To receive a lecture on Dark Matter and to see that it is incredibly interesting to learn the world around us. Those are the activities performed during the school at JINR!
We are glad to offer you to watch 2 TV-reports by the 360° TV channel:
- Opening of the School for teachers at JINR-18 (video),
- Experiments at the School for teachers at JINR-18 (video)
Elena Karpova, JINR University Centre
Photos by Igor Lapenko, JINR Scientific Information Department