Nuclear security issues to be discussed in Samarkand

Over 250 scientists from the USA, Germany, France, India, Pakistan, Egypt, Turkey, Slovenia, the Czech Republic and the CIS member-states together with IAEA representatives and other international organizations are participating in the international conference "Modern Problems of Nuclear Physics" opened in one of the world's most ancient cities - in the city of Samarkand.

The organizer of the conference is the Nuclear Physics Institute under the Uzbek Academy of Sciences. It is the largest nuclear physics research center in Central Asia. It conducts the conference together with a number of international research centers and companies.

About 300 scientific reports on modern problems of fundamental and applied nuclear physics and radiology protection will be delivered at the conference.

"Special attention will be paid to nuclear security issues," deputy head of the Nuclear Physics Institute under the Uzbek Academy of Sciences Umajon Salekhbayev said.

According to him, scientists of the Institute have been working on nuclear security systems such as reinforcement of physical protection for nuclear reactors and other larger nuclear facilities, development of devices to control illegal transfer of radioactive and nuclear materials for the customs and frontier checkpoints.

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