At the 134th session of the JINR Scientific Council

On September 21, 2023, the 134th session of the Scientific Council of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research began. Members of the Scientific Council, International experts from leading Scientific Organizations and Universities, reviewed the latest scientific results of JINR and the results of the summer sessions of the JINR PAC, discussed the draft of Seven-Year Plan for Development of JINR for 2024–2030, held elections for the post of Director of the JINR DLNP, and approved candidates for deputies directors of MLIT and FLNP. The event is co-chaired by Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Professor Sergei Kilin.

The session was opened by the report of the Chairman of the Board, Director of JINR, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences Grigory Trubnikov, dedicated to the decisions of the meeting of the Committee of Plenipotentiaries (CP) of the Governments of the JINR Member States in March 2023, the progress of implementation of the current Seven-Year Development Plan of JINR (2017-2023), significant events in the scientific life of the Institute.

The report, among other significant scientific achievements of JINR, noted the successful development of the JINR Multifunctional Information and Computing Complex at LIT. During the latest upgrade of the Govorun SK, the overall peak performance of the supercomputer reached 1.7 petaflops with double precision. The JINR Tier1 center in 2023 took second place in the world in terms of productivity among other Tier1 centers for the CMS experiment. The DIRAC distributed platform is used to support all fundamental experiments at NICA, as well as the Baikal-GVD project. JINR has launched a Digital Ecosystem that integrates services to support scientific, administrative, financial and economic activities and maintain the engineering and IT infrastructure of the institute.

Members of the Scientific Council approved the positions of deputy directors of FLNP and MLIT. Chuluunbaatar Ochbadrakh, Nikolay Voitishin and Dmitry Podgainy became the posts of deputy directors of the Laboratory of Information Technologies.