16th traditional visit of students from John F. Kennedy School from Berlin took place on 12-13 June, 2018.

This year, 15 students and 2 teachers had guided tours around the Museum of History of Science and Technology of JINR, the Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics, the Veksler and Baldin Laboratory of High Energy Physics, and the Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions. 

The introduction to JINR started at the Museum where the students were told about the main stages of the Institute development and were shown around the halls “History”, “Future”, and the “Experimentarium”.

As the programme went on, a FLNP scientist Ch. Scheffzuek gave an excursion around the experimental hall of the IBR-2 and the FLNP deputy director, O. Culicov, told the guests about the facility for neutron activation analysis, “REGATA”.

In the Laboratory of High Energy Physics, a junior scientist K. Roslon, delivered an introductory lecture on the NICA project which is being constructed, the history of the Synchrophasotron, gave an excursion to the Nuclotron and BM@N facility, demonstrated the model of MPD. An engineer, O. Kazinova, showed the guests around the hall of assembly and testing of superconductive magnets for the future accelerator. 

In the conclusion of the visit, the guests were kindly welcomed in the Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions where the deputy-director of the laboratory, A.G. Popeko traditionally gave a lecture on the synthesis of super-heavy elements; a section director A.Voinov showed to the guests the SHE-factory which is under construction yet and an operation accelerator IC-100; O.Orelovich explained  the main functioning principles of an electronic microscope and demonstrated it.