Members of the International Advisory Board of the NPI met in Prague

04. 12. 2023

From 29 November to 1 December 2023, the annual meeting of International Advisory Board of the Nuclear Physics Institute (NPI IAB) took place in the representative premises of Villa Lanna in Prague-Bubeneč. The members of the Board were informed of the current state of the Institute's scientific activities, including its participation in international and national infrastructures such as FAIR, SPIRAL, CERN, BNL and EATRIS. The latest research on radionuclide production, carried out in collaboration with commercial entities, was also presented.

IAB NPI also received information on the success in obtaining grant funds, both in the Excellent Research call under the Jan Amos Comenius Operational Programme (OP JAC) and under the Horizon Europe programme.

As part of the visit to the NPI headquarters, the members were introduced to the accelerator mass spectrometry laboratory, which is equipped for sample processing and has state-of-the-art MILEA equipment from the Swiss company Ionplus.

During the discussions, questions related to the economic and personnel situation of the NPI in the context of the current socio-economic situation were also raised.

The International Advisory Board of the UJF (NPI IAB) stands as an autonomous entity within the Institute. Its primary mandate is to contribute to shaping, guiding, and evaluating the scientific policy of the NPI. The NPI IAB serves as the institutional link connecting the Institute with the broader international scientific community.

Members of the Advisory Board include, among others, representatives of leading European research institutes such as the GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research in Darmstadt, Germany, and the Grand Accélérateur National d'Ions Lourds (GANIL) in Caen, France. The Chairman of the NPI IAB is the Dutch physicist Peter Bode, Professor Emeritus at the Delft University of Technology and a pivotal figure in the development of neutron activation analysis, a method used and developed by NPI scientists.