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CREATION OF THE “CREMLIN DATA MANAGEMENT PLATFORM FOR LEPTON COLLIDERS

The Lepton Collider Platfom aims at sharing information among participants in e+e- collider studies. The creation of the “CREMLIN data management platform for lepton colliders” is completed.
The platform serves as a collaborative tool and was created in the framework of Work Package 7 (WP7) of the EU-funded CREMLIN project in order to share common experiences, software applications and hardware solutions. The participating institutes of WP7, Budker institute (BINP) and CERN, are both pursuing design studies for future e+e- colliders (SCT, FCC-ee and CLIC).
The platform can serve the wider e+e- collider community.
The website will evolve further in the coming months. In particular, more technical information will be included on the twiki page.

The platform consists of a website http://leptoncolliderplatform.web.cern.ch/

and a corresponding twiki page:

https://twiki.cern.ch/twiki/bin/viewauth/LeptonColliderPlatform/WebHome

Source:

https://www.cremlin.eu/news/2017/creation_of_the_cremlin_data_management_platform_for_lepton_colliders

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CREMLIN WP2 WORKSHOP ON “FUNDING AND JOINT RESEARCH PROGRAMMES AT THE MEGASCIENCE RACILITIES”


Long-term sustainability of the Russian Megascience facilities requires not only sufficient funding to secure their operation, but also optimized research programmes and targeted funding schemes for efficient scientific use. Various research and funding programs have been implemented in Europe on an EU-wide, bilateral or membership level, with the aim to open and optimally exploit existing research infrastructures. Coherence and coordination of the various funding and research programmes are in the prime interest to ensure maximum scientific impacts with key principles of peer review processes based on scientific merit, quality assurance and joint evaluations where different funding organizations or agencies are involved.
This CREMLIN workshop is devoted to the topic of funding and joint research programmes with a focus on European-Russian collaboration in the context of the Megascience facilities. It shall address issues on coordinated funding and research programmes between the EU or individual member (MS) states and the Russian Federation around new Megascience facilities.
The workshop will bring together representatives, experts and analysts from existing European, Russian and international institutions, funding agencies, networks and organizations in order to not only discuss from various viewpoints the opportunities and challenges of existing funding programmes and implementation schemes, but also to work out recommendations for even more targeted funding of EU-Russian joint research at research infrastructures (RI).
Date: 15-16 June 2017
Venue: European Synchrotron Radiation Facility ESRF; 71, avenue des Martyrs
38043 Grenoble Cedex 9, FranceESRF, Grenoble,

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RUSSIA AND EU COMBINE THEIR EFFORTS TO COMBAT HIV, TUBERCULOSIS AND  HEPATITIS C

Technical meeting to prepare a coordinated call in Health and to present topics for future EU-Russia cooperation on Health research was held at Moscow State University on 16 May, 2017.
Joint call on infectious diseases will be launched in the end of 2017 in frames of Work Programme 2018-2020 Horizon 2020 and Action 2.2 Federal Targeted Programme for Research and Development in Priority Areas of Development of the Russian Scientific and Technological Complex for 2014-2020.
Russian and European scientists will initiate collaborative projects aimed at increase of efficacy and diagnostics of infectious diseases burdening healthcare in developed societies. Attention will be focused on HIV, hepatitis C virus and tuberculosis problems.
Representatives of the EU-member states Embassies (France, Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, Czech Republic) took part in the event. They presented a short update on bilateral S&T cooperation with Russia and perspectives for future cooperation.
All the participants of the event indicated great potential for collaboration of Russia and the EU.

Presentations that were maid during the event are available at  http://www.h2020-health.ru/en/node/459

Sources of information:
The Russian Health NCP http://www.h2020-health.ru/en/node/458
The website of the Ministry of Science and Education of RF: http://минобрнауки.рф/%D0%BF%D1%80%D0%B5%D1%81%D1%81-%D1%86%D0%B5%D0%BD%D1%82%D1%80/10067

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THE 1ST MEETING OF BRICS WORKING GROUP ON RESEARCH  INFRASTRUCTURES AND MEGA-SCIENCE PROJECTS


A two-day meeting of the BRICS Working Group on Research Infrastructures and Mega-Science projects was held in the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dunba on 15-16 May 2017.

The Russian initiative on establishment of the BRICS Working Group on Research Infrastructures and Mega-Science projects was approved on 8 October 2016 at the 4th BRICS S&T&I Ministerial Meeting and recorded in the Jaipur Declaration.

The Russian delegation which was headed by Director of the Department of Science and Technology of the Ministry of Education and Science of Russian Federation Sergej Matveev acted as co-chair of the Meeting along with representatives of a delegation of China that assumed presidency of the BRICS in 2017.

The program of the first day of the Meeting includes two topical sessions and a visit to the JINR basic facilities, including the accelerator complex NICA under construction.

Speakers of the Meeting noted that the choice of JINR as the venue for the first Meeting of the Working Group reflects the fact, that in addition to the Russian Federation which is a JINR Member State and South Africa that participates in the JINR activities as an Associated Member, a high degree of cooperation was achieved with other BRICS countries: China, India and Brazil.

Source of information: http://www.jinr.ru/posts/1st-meeting-of-brics-working-group-on-research-infrastructure-and-mega-science-projects/

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BIGGEST X-RAY LASER IN THE WORLD GENERATES ITS FIRST LASER LIGHT IN HAMBURG

The European XFEL, the biggest X-ray laser in the world, has reached the last major milestone before the official opening in September 2017. On 05 May 2017, the 3.4 km long facility, most of which is located in underground tunnels, has generated its first X-ray laser light.

«The first laser light produced today with the most advanced and most powerful linear accelerator in the world marks the beginning a new era of research in Europe», — Helmut Dosch, Chairman of the DESY Directorate, said (DESY is one of the XFEL collaborators).

The X-ray laser light of the European XFEL is extremely intense and a billion times brighter than that of conventional synchrotron light sources. The achievable laser light wavelength corresponds to the size of an atom, meaning that the X-rays can be used to make pictures and films of the nanocosmos at atomic resolution- such as of biomolecules, from which better understandings of the basis of illnesses or the development of new therapies could be developed. Other opportunities include research into chemical processes and catalytic techniques, with the goal of improving their efficiency or making them more environmentally friendly; materials research; or the investigation of conditions similar to the interior of planets.

12 countries, including Russia, contribute to the European XFEL.

The official start of research operation of the European XFEL is planned for September 2017.

Source of information: http://www.jinr.ru/posts/biggest-x-ray-laser-in-the-world-generates-its-first-laser-light

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