Committee for collaboration of Czech Republic

with Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna Login
The main task of the Committee is organization of scientific cooperation between czech research and academic institutions and JINR Dubna.


Jan Dobes (INP ASCR)

Deputy chairmen:
Stanislav Kulhanek (MF CR)
Ivan Stekl (IEAP CTU)

Members of the Committee (alphabetical order):

Cestmir Burdik (FNSPE CTU)
Pavel Hedbavny (Czech Vacuum Society)
Stepan Jilek (CzechTrade)
Zdenek Jirak (IP ASCR)
Karel Katovsky (FEEC BUT)
Alojz Kovalik (Head of the national group of the CR in JINR)
Jan Kvasil (FMP CU)
Rupert Leitner (Chairman of the Committee for Cooperation of CR with CERN)
Ondrej Novak (MEYS CR)
Robert Plaga (Government Plenipotentiary)
Stanislav Pospisil (Member of the JINR Scientific Council)
Radek Sula (MIT)
Stanislav Vratislav (FNSPE CTU)
Milan Vymazal (INP ASCR)
Vladimir Wagner (INP ASCR)
Ivan Wilhelm (Member of the JINR Scientific Council)

The Joint Institute for Nuclear Research Dubna (JINR) is an international intergovernmental scientific research organisation founded 26.03. 1956 by 12 countries of Central and Eastern Europa.
In 1947 a group led by I.V. Kurchatov initiated the construction of charged particle accelerator (680 MeV synchrocyclotron). It was decided that it will be built on the banks of the Volga river - 120 km north of Moscow. The accelerator was completed in 1949 and became the basic facility of the Institute of Nuclear Problems (INP), headed by physicists and M.G. Meshcherjakov and V.P. Dzhelepov. As another institute was established in Dubna Electro-physical Laboratory of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (EFLAN) led by V.I. Veksler.
In 1954, near Geneva, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) was established, which unified the efforts of countries in Western Europe towards the study of the fundamental properties of microworld.
In response to the creation of CERN the countries of Central and Eastern Europe founded JINR, which was based on INP and EFLAN institutions already existing in Dubna.
Czechoslovakia was among the founding members of JINR. Czechoslovakia has always had an important position in the JINR, as evidenced by the appointment of a prominent Czechoslovak scientists into management positions, e.g. deputy director of JINR gradually became prof. V. Votruba, prof. I. Úlehla, prof. Č. Šimáně and dr. M. Gmitro or the deputy head of the laboratories became Prof. V. Petržílka, dr. J. Perneger and others.

Czech Republic participates in JINR from 1956.

Provision of the contacts with JINR is organized by secretariat of the Committee. The great advantage of contact with JINR is precisely tuned mechanism of cooperation and full membership of the Czech Republic. Approval of czech scientists interested to long-term stay in JINR is performed by the MEYS. There are different types of working stays, from short (up to 3 months) to long-term (from 3 months - several years). Due to the difference in incomes between the Russian Federation and Czech Republic our scientists receive special compensation, depending on the achievement of scientific and educational level.

The agreement between plenipotentiary of CR and director of JINR has been signed in 2010 (see Documents). The agreement allows to send up to 15 PhD. and diploma students into JINR. The study programme is organized by czech universities. The purpose of the student stay is to participate on interesting research for thesis. The stay is limited for 3 years (Ph.D. students) and 2 years (diploma students). Students are supported by special salary and by additional grant (12000 USD/year) to support their research activities in JINR (including participation in conferences). The results of students are regularly checked by the Committee. More detailed information can be obtained from secretariat of the Committee.