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Three Russian scientists from the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) in Dubna, Russia, will be visiting Nelson Mandela University’s Faculty of Science, as part of their visit to the country, to discuss possible future collaboration with South African institutions.

They will also address the university community tomorrow (7 February) with Alexander Ayriyan covering Bayesian analysis for extracting properties of the nuclear equation of state from observational data. Hovik Grigorian will share his research on the cooling evolution of neutron stars and David Edwin Alvarez-Castillo will support the existence of the QCD critical point by compact star observations.

The Joint Institute for Nuclear Research is an international intergovernmental organization and scientific centre integrating fundamental theoretical and experimental research with development and application of cutting-edge technology and university education.

Among the latest achievements of the Institute is the programme of super heavy elements' search. Scientists of JINR have recently synthesised new long-life super heavy elements with numbers 113, 114, 115, 116, 117 and 118, which can be found on the periodic table of elements.

The seminar will take place at 2 pm in the Council Chambers on South Campus. 


Contact information
Ms Elma de Koker
Internal Communication Practitioner
Tel: 041-504 2160