29.08.2016 - 02.09.2016 | Tbilisi, Georgia
Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ), Germany, together with the Georgian partner institution, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (TSU), organised the 7th Georgian-German School and Workshop in Basic Science, this time devoted to the topic 'Spin Physics, Symmetries and Applications'. The meeting took place at Tbilisi Stae Univerity (TSU) from 29 August to 2 September 2016.
Since 2004 colleagues from the Institute of Nuclear Physics of Forschungszentrum Jülich (IKP/FZJ) haved gathered in Tbilisi biannually for a workshop with Georgian partners (first with HEPI TSU), originally called 'Caucasian-German School and Workshop in Hadron Physics' and later 'Georgian-German School and Workshop in Basic Science (GGSWBS)'.
Since 2010 other institutes of FZJ have joined these meetings as well as other universities in Georgia: the Georgian Technical University, Ilia State University and Agricultural University of Georgia. In 2012, a school was held in Batumi, and in 2013, Jülich scientists went to Tbilisi for almost 2 weeks of the first so called 'Autumn Lectures'. In 2014, there was a very successful anniversary meeting titled 'Ten Years of Georgian-German Science Bridge (GGSB)', which summarised the achievements in the scientific and technological cooperation between the two countries, as well as initiated discussions and brainstorming on scientific (ongoing and future) projects and educational (student exchange) programmes with the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation (SRNSF).
In 2015, the cooperation of FZ Jülich and Georgian partners has been put on solid ground by a Memorandum-of-Understanding signed between the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia and Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH to support and further develop their long-term scientific and educational cooperation. In this regard the foundation of so called SMART|Labs (SMART is the abbreviation for 'Science, Medicine, Applied Research and Technology') between a consortium of Georgian Universities (GTU, ISU, TSU, and AUG) and particular FZ Jülich institutes (Institute of Energy and Climate Research (IEK), Nuclear Physics Institute (IKP), Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine (INM), Jülich Center for Neutron Science (JCNS) and Central Institute of Engineering, Electronics and Analytics (ZEA)) is envisaged. On 7 October 2015, during the second 'Autumn Lectures' in Tbilisi, contracts between Georgia and FZ Jül have been concluded and signed to establish a SMART|EDM_Lab, within the project devoted to search for electric dipole moments (EDM) of charged particles at storage rings.
In 2016, in frame of GGSB there was a topical meeting on 'Spin Physics, Symmetries and Applications', which focused on one of the subjects of great mystery in natural science: the dominance of matter over antimatter in the universe. During the workshop the organisers wanted to bring together worldwide experts from the accelerator, particle physics and technology communities from various international collaborations (JEDI, AMS, JUNO, TRIC/PAX, ...) to summarise achievements in the field. They also planned to have dedicated lecture courses for Master and PhD students in Natural and Engineering Sciences.
Source: Forschungszentrum Jülich