Welcome to NICA days 2015 in Warsaw

Marek Peryt (Warsaw University of Technology)

(Nuclotron-based Ion Collider fAcility) 

International scientific and engineering conference associated with the
XI Workshop on Particle Correlations and Femtoscopy (WPCF) 


General information and topics:

"The Nuclotron-based Ion Collider fAcility (NICA) is the new flagship of the Joint Institue for Nuclear Research."

A new mega-project NICA is being developed at JINR in Dubna. The project is in advanced stages of realization. Considering that, it is a perfect moment to present its actual state and to find new people from scientific and engineering environment, companies and students for further development and cooperation.

This conference will bring together experts, scientists, engineers and students interested in heavy ion physics and in various aspects of design and construction of  measuring equipment for NICA experiments.


  • Heavy-Ion Collisions and QCD Phase Diagram at NICA energies
  • World experiments and theoretical models related to NICA
  • Scientific program of JINR and Laboratory of High Energy Physics
  • NICA acceleration and experimental complex
  • Physics program of NICA experiments
  • New technologies, methods and devices developed for NICA
  • Basic equipment for NICA detectors
  • Managing system, slow control and Databases
  • Data Acquisition Systems, Data Quality and Security
  • International collaboration
  • Opportunities for juniors

These topics will be covered with review reports, invited and contributed talks and the progress reports. We encourage you to participate and to submit the abstract of your talk or poster.
NICA-days are associated with XI Workshop on Particle Correlation and Femtoscopy(XI WPCF), which will be held at the same place and time. Common sessions are envisaged as well, expecting interests of participants in the topics of both conferences.

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  • Adam Kisiel
  • Alexander Ivashkin
  • Alexander Sorin
  • Alexey Shutov
  • Alexey Stavinskiy
  • Anatoly Sidorin
  • Andrey Terletskiy
  • Andrzej Lipiec
  • Andrzej Zagólski
  • Andrè Grossmann
  • Anna Zaborowska
  • Bekhzod Yuldashev
  • Birski Jan
  • Daniel Dabrowski
  • Daniel Henryk Wielanek
  • Daniel Kikola
  • Dawid Kostecki
  • Diana Pawłowska
  • Dominik Arominski
  • Ekaterina Efimova
  • Filip Oleszczuk
  • Filip Ratkowski
  • Geydar Agakishiev
  • Grabski Jan
  • Hanna Zbroszczyk
  • Henryk Malinowski
  • Ilia Slepnev
  • Irena Malinowska
  • Jan Marian Pluta
  • Jan Sobolewski
  • Janusz Oleniacz
  • Joanna Rosa
  • Joanna Wanczyk
  • Johann Heuser
  • Kamil Kozłowski
  • Karol Bolek
  • Kinga Horodek
  • Konrad Krawczyk
  • Krawczyk Rafał
  • Krystian Rosłon
  • Krzysztof Malinowski
  • Krzysztof Mariusz Dynowski
  • Leszek Kosarzewski
  • Ludmila Malinina
  • Lukasz Kamil Graczykowski
  • Maciej Pawel Szymanski
  • Magdalena Grab
  • Magdalena Wierzbicka
  • Malgorzata Anna Janik
  • Marek Gazdzicki
  • Marek, Jerzy Peryt
  • Maria Stefaniak
  • Martin Girard
  • Marzena Starczewska
  • Maya Anikina
  • Michael Waligórski
  • Michal Lewandowski
  • Michał Miler
  • Mieczysław Budzyński
  • Mikhail Kapishin
  • Mikhail Rumiantcev
  • Miller Michał
  • Mirosław Karpierz
  • Monika Seniut
  • Nikolai Topilin
  • Nu Xu
  • Oleg Rogachevskiy
  • Oleksii Ivanytskyi
  • Olga Sobolewska
  • Oskar Wyszynski
  • Patryk Marcola
  • Pawel Horodek
  • Paweł Kurowski
  • Przemyslaw Karczmarczyk
  • Przemysław Duda
  • Rafal Maselek
  • Rafal Sarnecki
  • Richard Lednicky
  • Robert Wołkiewicz
  • Sebastian Siejka
  • Stanisław Peryt
  • Stepan Razin
  • Svetlana Chubakova
  • Tobiasz Czopowicz
  • Tomasz Traczyk
  • Vadim Babkin
  • Viacheslav Golovatyuk
  • Victor Matveev
  • Vitaly Shutov
  • Vladimir Kekelidze
  • Vladimir Yurevich
  • Waldemar Kozłowski
  • Wladyslaw Chmielowski
  • Wladyslaw Henryk Trzaska
  • Wojciech LIS
  • Wojciech Wieslaw Brylinski
  • Yuriy Sinyukov
  • Zhangbu Xu
  • Łukasz Kozyra
    • 08:00 09:00
      Registration 1h
    • 09:10 09:20
      Welcome 10m
      Speaker: Rajmund BACEWICZ (WUT)
    • 09:20 09:30
    • 09:30 09:40
      Welcome 10m
      Speaker: Richard Lednicky (JINR)
    • 09:40 09:50
      Welcome 10m
      Speaker: Michael WALIGÓRSKI
    • 09:50 10:20
      Brief history of femtoscopy and WPCF - personal view 30m
      Speaker: Jan, Marian PLUTA (WUT)
    • 10:20 10:50
      Coffee break 30m
    • 10:50 11:20
      NICA Project 30m
      Speaker: Vladimir KEKELIDZE (JINR)
    • 11:20 11:50
      Femtoscopy: the way back in the energy scale from ALICE to NICA 30m
      Speakers: Daniel WIELANEK , Ludmila MALININA
    • 11:50 12:20
      From the Physical Model to the Electronic System - OMTF Trigger for CMS 30m
      Speaker: Wojciech ZABOLOTNY
    • 12:20 12:50
      Dense cold baryonic matter 30m
      Speaker: Alexy STAWINSKIY
    • 12:50 14:20
      Lunch 1h 30m
    • 14:20 15:05
      Three decades of femtoscopy in relativistic heavy ion collisions: from the roots up (lecture for students) 45m
      Speaker: Mike LISA
    • 15:05 15:35
      Results and Future of Beam Energy Scan (BES) Program at RHIC 30m
      Speaker: Grażyna ODYNIEC
    • 15:35 16:00
      Coffee break 25m
    • 16:00 18:00
      Special session
    • 18:00 21:00
      Welcome drink 3h Other Institutes

      Other Institutes

    • 08:00 09:00
    • 09:00 09:05
      Welcome 5m
      Speaker: Jan, Marian PLUTA
    • 09:05 09:35
      Status of the NICA project 30m
      Speaker: Vladimir KEKELIDZE
    • 09:35 09:55
      NICA accelerator complex 20m
      NICA accelerator complex includes set of ion sources, two linear accelerators, two ssynchrotrons, collider rings and beam transfer lines. Structure of the facility, operation scenario and jeneral paeameters are presented.
      Speaker: Anatoly Sidorin (JINR)
    • 09:55 10:25
      Status of fix target BM@N Project 30m
      Speaker: Mikhail KAPISHIN
    • 10:25 11:00
      Coffee break 35m
    • 11:00 11:20
      TPC MPD Design and Status 20m
      Speaker: Stiepan RAZIN
    • 11:20 11:35
      MPD Conceptual Design 15m
      Speaker: Vliacheslav GOLOVATYUK
    • 11:35 11:55
      Design of the Time-of-Flight System of the MPD. 20m
      The Time of Flight system (TOF) of the MPD is one of the elements for particles identification. The TOF MPD has to provide time resolution better 100 ps for effective separation of charged hadrons. The report focuses on the detailed design and technical problems of all the subsystems of the TOF.
      Speaker: Vadim Babkin (Joint Inst. for Nuclear Research (RU))
    • 11:55 12:20
      FFD MPD Design and Status 25m
      Speaker: Vladimir YUREVICH
    • 12:20 13:30
    • 13:30 14:00
      Zero degree calorimeter at MPD/NICA 30m
      The motivations for the Zero degree calorimeter (ZDC) use at MPD are discussed. ZDC is intended for the measurements of the geometry (centrality) and the reaction plane of nucleus-nucleus collisions. Two identical calorimeters would be placed at the opposite sides of MPD to detect the non-participating fragments or spectators. ZDC is modular hadron calorimeter with high granulation in both transverse and longitudinal directions. Each ZDC module consists of the lead/scintillator sandwiches with the sampling ratio 4:1 that ensures the compensation condition of the hadron calorimeter. The light readout of the ZDC would be done by novel silicon photomultipliers, SiPMs with high pixel density and large dynamic range. The parameters of the calorimeter are discussed.
      Speaker: Alexander Ivashkin (INR RAS, Moscow)
    • 14:00 14:30
      MPD Integration 30m
      In that report presented status of MPD integration.
      Speaker: Nikolai Topilin (Joint Inst. for Nuclear Research (RU))
    • 14:30 15:00
      Simulation and analysis software for the NICA experiments. 30m
      Speaker: Oleg ROGACHEVSKIY
    • 15:00 15:40
      Coffee breake 40m
    • 15:40 16:00
    • 16:00 16:20
      MPD time synchronisation system based on White Rabbit technology 20m
      Speaker: Aleksei SHUTOV
    • 16:20 16:40
      Electronics for MPD 20m
      Speaker: Aleksiey TERLETSKY
    • 16:40 17:00
      Slow Control System 20m
      Speaker: Vitaly SHUTOV
    • 17:00 17:20
      ToF system of the BM@N experiment. 20m
      The BM&N is designed as a spectrometer capable of detecting charged hadrons, electrons and photons in heavy-ion collisions in the energy range of the Nuclotron. To reach this goal the detector will include a precise tracking system and a high-performance particle identification system based on time-of-flight measurements. ToF system consist of two part: ToF400 and ToF700 which are located on 4 m and 7 m from target respectively. ToF700 wall will provide with the pion/kaon separation up to 3 GeV/c and proton/kaon separation up to 5 GeV/c in “high rate” region near to beam. ToF400 will provide identification of charged hadrons at intermediate momentum (0.1 – 2.5 GeV/c) and large angles. In both case ToF system will based on multigap Resistivity Plate Chamber with time resolution better than 80 ps. Result of R&D and beam test of mRPC for ToF400 will present in report. The construction of ToF400 wall, design of gas box for mRPC, and gas system are discussing.
      Speaker: Mikhail Rumiantcev (Joint Institute for Nuclear Research)
    • 09:00 12:00
    • 12:00 12:40
      Coffee break 40m
    • 12:40 13:00
      STAR Program overview 20m
      review the STAR Program in the next decade
      Speaker: Zhangbu Xu (Brookhaven National Laboratory)
    • 13:00 13:20
      Synergy in fast timing R&D: FIT/ALICE/LHC and FFD/MPD/NICA 20m
      The three flagships of the European Accelerator Physics are LHC at CERN, FAIR at GSI, and NICA in Dubna. FAIR and NICA are still under construction. Although the LHC is in operation since 2009, it will undergo a major upgrade during the shutdown scheduled for 2018 – 2019. The expected increase in luminosity and bunch crossing frequency will significantly exceed the original LHC design specifications. In that sense we may refer to it as a "new LHC". New accelerator facilities require detectors and experimental setups that would cope with the new demands and harsh working conditions. All three accelerator projects have generated significant detector R&D but until recently there was relatively little direct collaboration between the experiments. This talk will show the first benefits of the collaboration between the group working on the Fast Interaction Trigger for ALICE Upgrade at CERN LHC and the team building Fast Forward Detector for NICA’s Multi-Purpose Detector. In conclusion, further avenues of joint R&D will be proposed.
      Speaker: Wladyslaw Henryk Trzaska (University of Jyvaskyla (FI))
    • 13:20 13:40
      Study of Time Characteristics of Beam Detectors obtained by two readout methods at 2015 BM@N run 20m
      Speaker: Geydar AGAKISHIEV
    • 13:40 14:40
      Lunch 1h
    • 14:40 15:00
      The influence of strong magnetic field on interfacial phenomena 20m
      Speaker: Irena MALINOWSKA
    • 15:00 15:20
      "Evolutionary Algorithm for Particle Trajectory Reconstruction" 20m
      Speaker: Oskar WYSZYŃSKI
    • 15:20 15:30
      Application of Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometry in peptide analysis 10m
      Speaker: Magdalena WIERZBICKA
    • 15:30 15:40
      Fission of U-238 and Pu-239 production in subcritical assembly 10m
      Speaker: Magdalena GRAB
    • 15:40 16:00
      Fixed Target program at STAR 20m
      Speaker: Łukasz KOZYRA
    • 16:00 16:10
      Positron annihilation in material research. 10m
      Speakers: Joanna Wańczyk , Marcin Birski
    • 16:10 16:40
      Coffee break 30m
    • 16:40 17:00
      industrial controllers 20m
      Speaker: Jarosław Siemianowski
    • 17:00 17:15
      Parallel Algorithms for GEM Detectors Systems Postprocessing 15m
      The presentation is on optimizing the postprocessing algorithms in the GEM detectors systems.
      Speaker: Rafal Krawczyk (Warsaw University of Technology)
    • 17:15 17:30
      Low temperature RTD calibration system 15m
      The design of a calibration system for resistance temperature detectors (RTD) will be presented. The project was optimized for high accuracy calibration in cryogenic temperatures. The system is based on the 18-bit ADC with an internal MUX and 35 input channels for the calibrated resistors and referential sources. The project will be used in the preparation of the NICA temperature monitoring system.
      Speaker: Kamil Kozłowski (Joint Institute for Nuclear Research)
    • 17:40 17:50
      SANS method for investigation surfactants water systems 10m
      Speaker: Filip RATKOWSKI
    • 17:50 19:00
      Open Time
    • 19:00 22:00
      Concert "Great Music in the Small Hall"
    • 08:00 09:00
    • 09:00 09:30
      Presentation of DC solution and Case Study 30m
      Speaker: Wojciech LIS
    • 09:30 09:55
      Status of the CBM experiment at FAIR and its Silicon Tracking System 25m
      The Compressed Baryonic Matter (CBM) experiment at the FACILITY for Antiproton and Ion Research (FAIR) will explore the phase diagram of strongly interacting matter in the regions of highest net-baryonic densities and moderate temperatures. The high beam intensities that will be delivered from FAIR's SIS-100 heavy-ion synchrotron and possible upgrades will enable addressing several physics cases: The equation-of-state at neutron star core densities, the onset of chiral symmetry restoration at high $\mu_B$, the identification of a deconfinement phase transition at high $\mu_B$, the search for new phases of strongly-interacting matter, and the investigation of strange matter. The related observables include collective flow of hadrons, particle production at threshold energies, in-medium modifications of hadrons, and the production of dileptons, strangeness and charm. The experiment will be based on detector systems capable of the high interaction and charged-particle rates that are pre-requisites of the programme, and include silicon tracking and micro-vertex detection, electron and muon measurement, hadron identification, and electromagnetic and zero-degree calorimentry. As most of the observables require full detector read-out for trigger decisions, the CBM experiment is based on delivering streamed detector data to a computing farm where on-line event reconstruction is performed based on time-stamped detector information. The presentation will overview the physics cases of the CBM experiment and the detector concept chosen. The status of the technical developments and the timeline for the experiment to take shape will be discussed. The Silicon Tracking System will be addressed in somewhat more detail as the development and construction of this detector is done in close collaboration of GSI and JINR.
      Speaker: Johann Heuser (GSI - Helmholtzzentrum fur Schwerionenforschung GmbH (DE))
    • 09:55 10:15
      Superconducting systems in medicine 20m
      In present time there are lot of devices based on strong magnetic field. Creation of strong magnetic field is possible thanks to superconductors which more often are replacing classic electromagnets. Strong magnetic fields are used in medical diagnostics and testing such as nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). Construction of NMR device and picture formation. Next application of strong magnetic fields in medicine is hadrontherapy. Theoretical principle of the method, construction of the devices for hadron therapy was presented. Comparison of the hadrontherapy with other radiotherapies was presented. In this presentation I'm going to talk about application of superconducting systems in medicine.
      Speaker: Krzysztof MALINOWSKI (Facult of Mechanical Engineering)
    • 10:15 10:35
      Coopetition on universities and scientific institutions 20m
      Modern organizations, both business and scientific institutions are facing challenges of a competitive market. Taking actions of competition is not characteristic only for business organizations. Increasingly it also applies to research units. Universities and scientific organizations understand that their strengths and long-term development (including their competitive, market position) depends on the willingness and desire to cooperate. We are noticing here a classic coopetence relationships, that is understood as undertaking joint actions by competing units. The article presents the groups of factors particularly relevant to action of cooperation between universities. Additionally here will be indicated the factors that distinguish the scientific institutions from business units. These differences indicate the specific of scientific institution’s functioning. It also underlines the necessity to create other, tailored to the needs of academic institutions, models of management and creating their relationship with the environment.
      Speaker: Olga Sobolewska (Warsaw University of Technology)
    • 10:35 11:20
      Coffee break 45m
    • 11:20 11:40
      MTCA-based mixed signal data acquisition system for physics 20m
      Speaker: Gzregorz Kasprowicz
    • 11:40 12:00
      Gas control system for MPD Time-Of-Flight detector 20m
      1. Short presentation of detectors gropus in MPD. 2. Time-of-Flight detector as a part of Particle Identification system. 3. Construction of TOF detector. 4. Gas system: how it works, gas mixture parameters etc. 5. Slow control system. 6. Summary.
      Speaker: Daniel Dabrowski (Warsaw University of Technology)
    • 12:00 12:20
      Detector Control System slow control condition database 20m
      Speaker: Krzysztof DYNOWSKI
    • 12:20 12:40
      Monitoring network connections using RFID technology in Slow Control system. 20m
      Speaker: Karol BOLEK
    • 12:40 13:00
      Presentation 20m
      Speaker: Patryk Marcola
    • 13:00 14:00
      Luch 1h
    • 14:00 14:20
      Possible application of vitrual reality in visualisations of Pb-Pb collisions 20m
      Speakers: Julian Myrcha , Przemysław Rokita
    • 14:20 14:40
      New Educational Projects of JINR for University Students 20m
      Speaker: Yury Panebrattsev
    • 14:40 15:05
      Vortical structures and strange hyperon polarization in heavy-ion collisions at NICA 25m
      We study vorticity and hydrodynamic helicity in semi-peripheral heavy-ion collisions using the kinetic model of Quark-Gluon Strings. The angular momentum, which is a source of P-odd observables, is preserved with a good accuracy. We observe formation of the specific toroidal structures of the vorticity field. Their existence, accompanied by the strange chemical potential, is mirrored in the polarization of hyperons of the percent order.
      Speaker: Alexander Sorin (Joint Inst. for Nuclear Research (Dubna))
    • 15:05 15:10
      Welcome 5m
      Speaker: Victor Matveev
    • 15:10 15:20
      Scientific activities of JINR 10m
      Speaker: Richard Lednicky
    • 15:25 15:50
      Coffee Break 25m
    • 15:50 18:15
      Common session with WPCF
      • 15:50
        Rapidity fluctuations in the initial state 30m
        Speaker: Wojciech Broniowski (IFJ PAN)
      • 16:20
        Thermalization, evolution and observables in integrated hydrokinetic model of A+A collisions 25m
        Speaker: Yuriy Sinyukov (Bogolyubov Institute for Theoretical Physics)
      • 16:45
        Study QCD Phase Structure in High-Energy Nuclear Collisions 30m
        Speaker: Nu Xu (LBNL)
      • 17:15
        Recent results from the NA61/SHINE programme on strong interactions 30m
        Speaker: Marek Gazdzicki (Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe Univ. (DE))
      • 17:45
        Searching for perfect fluid in ultra-cold fermionic gas 30m
        Speaker: Gabriel Wlazlowski
    • 18:15 19:00
      Opening time
    • 19:00 23:25
      Gala Dinner
    • 08:00 09:00
      Registration 1h
    • 09:00 09:35
      Bogolubov - Infeld
      Convener: Prof. BUDZYŃSKI Mieczysław (Uniwersytet Marii Curie Skłodowskiej)
    • 09:35 10:10
      Bogolubov - Infeld: Bogolubov - Infeld jak z niego skorzystać.
      Convener: Dr. Chmielowski Władysław (Uniwersytet Marii Curie Skłodowskiej)
    • 10:10 10:30
      Coffee break 20m
    • 10:30 12:35
      session: Engineering
      • 10:30
        Superconducting magnetic systems in generation of high and low gradient magnetic fields 25m
        Abstract The article presents capabilities of magnetic systems in generation of magnetic fields with highly different gradients. The presented material describes the results of constructing of a magnetic source DECRISEsc with large field gradient together with results of development of system generating highly uniform magnetic field required for electron system cooling of ions. Unique construction of the unclosed superconducting shield enables Improvement of homogeneity of the Magnetic Field in Magnetic Systems generation of a few orders of magnitude higher than currently generated.
        Speaker: Dr. Henryk Malinowski (JINR)
      • 10:55
        Przemysłowa aparatura... 20m
      • 11:15
        Cooling system for TOF electronic at BM@N experiment.//System chłodzenia elektroniki dla poddetektora TOF w eksperymencie BM@N. 15m
        Presented will be prototype of control and measure temperature system for BM@N detector. It can be used in the future for MPD experiment too. The project is based on LUMEL electronic devices. The system contains server www, ADC and thermometers. The project will be used in the preparation of the NICA temperature monitoring system. Zaprezentowany zostanie prototyp systemu do kontroli i pomiaru temperatury w detektorze BM@N. W przyszłości prototyp ten może zostać użyty także do eksperymentu MPD. Projekt bazuje na elektronicznych urządzeniach firmy LUMEL. System ten skłąda się z serwera www, przetwornikach ADC oraz termometrach. Projekt będzie użyteczny dla przygotowania systemuy do monitoringu temperatury w NICA.
        Speaker: Mr. Krystian Rosłon (inż)
    • 12:35 13:45
      Lunch 1h 10m
    • 13:45 14:05
      Ogólnopolska Konferencja Kół Naukowych CAMAC 20m
      Speaker: Michał Miller
    • 14:05 14:25
      EqDb Database for Slow Control System 20m
      Speaker: Tomasz Traczyk
    • 14:25 14:45
      Modular sysytem Slow Control 20m
      Speaker: Marek Peryt
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