9am - 5pm
Tuesday 18 December - Friday 21 December 2018

Nuclear theory for nuclear experiments

This is a British Council UK-Russia Researchers Link workshop.

Department of Physics, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH United Kingdom


This four-day workshop will bring together early career nuclear physics researchers from Russia and the UK to the University of Surrey.

Our aim is to create new networks of fundamental nuclear physics research, while capacity-building the future generation of researchers in the field. This workshop will provide an opportunity to explore current challenges and identify the best ways to tackle them. The workshop will facilitate establishing long-term research links that will benefit career development in fundamental research. Participants will be given the opportunity to present their results, to consolidate their presentation skills, but also to engage actively in discussions.


  • Nuclear structure
  • Microscopic approaches for nuclear reactions
  • Few-body physics
  • Fusion and fission research
  • Nuclear data
  • Future plans for DUBNA and other experimental facilities
  • Fundamental interactions in nuclear physics
  • Implications for astrophysical research
  • Equation of state of nuclear matter


The participation of 24 young researchers from the UK and Russia (12 from each country) will be supported by the British Council Researchers Link Grant (5 nights in a hotel, travel and local expenses). You must have no more than 10 years of post-doctoral experience (allowing for career breaks) to be eligible. Visa expenses for Russian participants will also be reimbursed.


A programme will be posted once confirmed (November 2018).

In addition to scientific session, the workshop will also discuss nuclear data needs for industry and outreach activities in both countries.  A careers session will be organised as well, presenting funding opportunities for early career researchers, including support for collaborations. 


Abstract submission for UK participants: 16 November 2018
Abstract submission for Russian participants: 12 October 2018
Visa invitations sent to Russian participants: 19 October 2018
Final programme available: 26 November 2018


For a registration and abstract submission form, please fill out our Google form.



Dr. N. K. Timofeyuk (University of Surrey)
Dr. A. Rios Huguet (University of Surrey)
Dr. A. Diaz-Torres (University of Surrey)


Prof. V. I. Kukulin (Lomonosow Moscow State University)
Prof. L. V. Grigorenko (Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna)
Dr. O. A. Rubtsova (Lomonosow Moscow State University)


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