Achievement Summary for 2019
The Laboratory of Nuclear Physics Methods (LNPM) consists of 9 research workers (including 4 postgraduate students) and 10 MIPT students.
In 2019 LNPM worked in the field of nucleus and particle non-accelerator physics. For the international GERDA/LEGEND experiments, the background intensity induced by solar neutrinos was calculated. The neutrino absorption cross section of the Ga-71 nucleus, which is necessary for interpreting data from the SAGE and GALEX neutrino telescopes, was studied. Junior LNPM researcher G.A. Koroteev, MIPT postgraduate students A.N. Fazliakhmetov and A.K. Vyborov reported on these works at the International Conference MEDEX'19 in Prague (27-31.05) and at the General Collaboration Meeting of GERDA in Zurich (24-26.06). The angular distributions of cosmic muon fluxes were studied in the low-background underground laboratory LSC (international project “Mu-monitor”, Canfranc, Spain). The results were published in Eur.Phys.J. P79 (2019), 721. Senior LNPM researcher A.A. Nozik participated in the IAXO International Collaboration Meeting in Zaragoza (23-25.10). The LNPM program of work in the IAXO experiment was agreed upon, and the official entry of the MIPT into the collaboration is being drawn up. In the laboratory jointly with the SRI of the RAS and the Yerevan Physical Institute were investigated models of the behavior of charged particles in thunderclouds. MIPT students E.M. Stadnichuk and T.M. Khamitov reported the results of their work at the international conference TEPA 2019 in Armenia (14-17.10).
At the LNPM has been formed a group dedicated to the development of computer technologies in particle physics. In 2019, infrastructure projects developed: data visualization systems, web configurators, working with databases, etc. A prototype of a new generation three-dimensional visualization system has been created. The laboratory, as part of the international BAT group, was developing tools for Bayesian analysis of data from physical experiments. Senior LNPM researcher A.A. Nozik and MIPT student T. Abramova participated in the BAT group workshop in Dortmund. The group is creating an international collaboration, in which LNPM, representing MIPT, will be one of the leading members. Under the leadership of the head of MIPT HEPL T.A. Aushev the Laboratory participates in the development of computer technologies for the international mega-project NICA (JINR, Dubna). LNPM actively cooperates with JetBrains(research work, contract for 19000$) and has joined the international scientific organization JetBrains Research.
According to the results of the work of the Laboratory of Nuclear Physical Experiment Methods in 2019, 8 articles were published in indexed international journals and 14 reports were made at international scientific conferences.
Publications and conferences
The list of publications and conferences attended by laboratory staff can be found here.