12-17 July 2020
Serbia, Novi Sad
Europe/Belgrade timezone



In light of the global evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic, JINR has carefully reviewed the feasibility of running its student programmes, making the health of people its main priority. Following gradual worsening of the epidemiological situation in the world, the JINR Directorate finally had to cancel the International School on Nuclear Methods and Applied Research for 2020 and shift it to 2021.

The new dates of our International school on Nuclear Methods and Applied Research will become available as soon as the epidemiological situation in the world allows running such events without any threat to the wellbeing of the participants.


Organizers:            Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR):

                                              Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics,

                                              Dzhelepov Laboratory of Nuclear Problems,

                                              JINR University Centre;

                                University of Novi Sad

Date: July 12-17, 2020

Location: Dr. Zorana Đinđića 1, 21000 Novi Sad, Serbia

Subject Fields: Nuclear and related techniques for environmental studies, life sciences, materials science and cultural heritage.

Subfields: air, water, and soil pollution; technology of water purification; radioecology; radiogenetics; nuclear medicine: radioisotopes and hadron therapy, nuclear detectors in medicine; functional materials; archaeological, cultural and anthropological heritage.

Scientific Scope of the School

The School is dedicated to the comprehensive study of nuclear methods in a large spectrum of applications. The School will be organized in the form of several courses on the above-mentioned topics. Each course will start with an elementary introduction to the subject and its development up to the present-day status of research in the corresponding field, explaining the possibilities of participating in the related scientific activities in the JINR laboratories and partner institutions of JINR member states and associated members.

The Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) is a large international intergovernmental scientific organization known all around the world for its outstanding contribution to fundamental physics. A significant complex of basic facilities, such as a research reactor and accelerators, allows JINR to conduct applied research and take part in environmental and life sciences projects.

JINR has established cooperation with about 800 research centers and universities and annually organizes more than 40 international conferences and meetings. JINR employees publish about 1500 scientific papers and reports annually.

The Environmental Sciences part of the course will be concentrated on:

· assessment of the environmental situation in the coastal areas;

· atmospheric deposition of heavy metals, persistent organic pollutants, radionuclides,
  and cosmic dust in European and Asian countries;

· environmental and geochronological studies of soil and bottom sediments of the
  important water basins like the Black Sea, Danube, Nile etc.;

 The Life Sciences part of the course will include lectures on:

· radiopharmaceuticals production and nuclear medicine diagnostics and therapy

· hadron therapy of tumors and other applications of accelerators in medicine and
  life sciences

· modern radiation imaging detectors for PET and CT

· wastewater treatment by means of green chemistry.

The Materials Science part of the course will be focused on the investigation of new materials including functional materials.

The Cultural Heritage part of the course will emphasize the importance and diversity of the investigation of archaeological artefacts, cultural heritage items, including unique paleontological objects.

All lectures will be given by scientists from JINR and JINR partner organizations.

Working language of the School is English. 

Participants of the School, mainly from the South-East European countries, will be selected on a competitive basis. Participation in the School is possible by invitation from the Organizing Committee only.

Participation is available for students finishing their third (penultimate) year of Bachelor studies, Master, or PhD students.

The organizers provide the students with free accommodation (Bulevar Despota Stefana 7a) in double rooms, meals, and event materials, but do not cover health insurance. The reimbursement of transport expenses is not anticipated but can be considered on request.