Advanced Studies Institute (ASI), SPIN-Praha-2014, is the 30th in the series of International meetings on Spin Research Program, that began with the first meeting of this series at Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, in 1975, and continued after that from 1976 on regular basis at Czech Republic. Prague spin physics meetings cover topics related to symmetry and polarization phenomena in particle and nuclear physics and astrophysics.

Characteristic feature of Prague spin physics meetings are:

  • to take the broadest possible view of the discipline by inviting distinguished speakers both theoreticians and experimentalists from different collaborations aiming at the research of symmetry phenomena in various physics disciplines;
  • to promote contacts among researchers with different background of physics to review and discuss present status and perspectives of their research;
  • to help to form new collaborations;
  • to help young researchers and students to take active part in the respective international research programmes.

The SPIN-Praha-2014 Conference will be devoted to the NICA Spin Physics Project at JINR and to the preparation of the NICA Spin Physics Detector (SPD), see Letter of Intent (LoI).

The first meeting of the serie devoted to NICA Spin Physics was held at JINR Dubna in March 17-19, the second as special session during SPIN-Praha-2013 (Prague, July 7-13, 2013), the third one as a separate session: "Proposals for spin physics experiments at NICA" during the DSPIN-2013 (Dubna, October 8 - 12, 2013).