The X School of Polarized Neutron Physics "FPN-2021" is being held on December 16-17, 2021 at the National Research Center "Kurchatov Institute" - PNPI jointly with St. Petersburg State University with the support of the European Commission project grant agreement No. 871072 CREMLINplus.
The School Polarized Neutron Physics is held at PNPI NRC KI annually since 2012 and is associated with the names of Soviet and Russian physicists Prof. Giliari Drabkin and Prof. Sergey Maleev. These two outstanding scientists inspired and originated the condensed matter research at the Institute, specifically with the help of polarized neutrons. They are considered to be the Founding Fathers of the Polarized Neutron School in Gatchina. The trailblazing scientific works of Dr. Drabkin, Dr. Maleev and one more distinguished PNPI scientist Dr. Alexey Okorokov in the field of polarized neutrons laid the groundwork for a wide range of scientific investigations worldwide, as well as for their application at the PIK neutron facility. The created experimental and theoretical advance is inspirational up to the present, combining the efforts of scientists of the Condensed Matter Department and the Solid-state Physics Sector of the Theoretical Physics Division of PNPI NRC KI.
This year the School focuses on close cooperation between Russian and German neutron centers, carried out under the Young Talents internship support program offered by the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD, the first phase of which began in January 2021. Dozens of graduate students and young specialists working in the field of neutron scattering are currently training at the Meyer-Leibniz Center (MLZ) in Garching, near Munich.
The second phase of the program begins in November 2021.
The program of the School "FPN-2021" includes "Bridges of Friendship" - events linking SIC KI - PNPI with the MLZ Center, Gatchina - with Garching, St. Petersburg - with Munich, Russia - with Germany.
"FPN-2021" will be held in a hybrid format with full-time and online participation.
We invite you to take part in the FPN-2021 school!