16 coordinators of scientific departments from different regions of Ukraine together with the representatives of the National Center “Minor Academy of Sciences of Ukraine ” took part in the Scientific school for teachers of physics at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna, Moscow this fall, 27-30 September .
Seminars were organized by educational and scientific center of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research. During the school teachers had an opportunity to get acquainted with one of the largest research centers that conducts basic and applied research in the field of nuclear research and high energy physics, condensed matter physics and radiobiology. The Institute currently employs about 4,500 leading scientists.
Within four days of training, teachers were acquainted with the structure and activities, goals and mission of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research.
School program provided lectures of leading scientists, tours and debates, where teachers had the opportunity to dive into the depths of both basic science and applied research. Lectures were devoted to new research in the field of nuclear physics, problems of adaptation of new problems for students of physics, physics teaching approaches in school, especially the presentation of topics of nuclear physics and quantum mechanics in the classroom. Excursion program included a significant number of school laboratories and experimental fields of the Institute and it’s museum.
During the school there was held a videoconference with collaborators from the European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN, Geneva), where Ukrainian teachers had a chance to ask questions. Among the most pressing concern, an OPERA experiment to observe the speed of neutrinos and confirmation of the standard model. After the scientific school participants received certificates.