LNBE widely represented at Science of the Future International Conference in Sochi, attended by M. Kotyukov, Minister of Science & Higher Education, A. Fursenko, Assistant to President of Russia, and Presidents of Russian and French Academies of Sciences

The III Science of the Future International Conference and IV Science of the Future—Science of the Young All-Russian Forum were held at the Sirius Educational Center, Sochi, Russia, on May 14–17. Both forums are considered the main scientific events of the year in Russia (www.sfy-conf.ru/). Professor Igor Nabiev, Leading Scientist of LNBE, was specially invited to take part in both.

The Russian–French Day of Science dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the French Academy of Sciences (CNRS), co-chaired by Mikhail Kotyukov, Minister of Science and Higher Education of Russia, and Antoine Petit, President of CNRS, was held in the framework of the conference. Plans for extension of the Russian–French collaboration in research were discussed, and lectures were given by both leading scientists and young researchers from Russia and France.

A closed round table discussion on the problems and prospects of the Mega-Grant program was organized, chaired by Andrey Fursenko, Assistant to President of Russia, and attended by Grigory Trubnikov, Deputy Minister of Science and Higher Education of Russia, and Alexander Sergeev, President of the Russian Academy of Sciences. On the basis of its results, the project competition for the new 2019 wave of Mega-Grants was announced, the competition documentation to be published in early June 2019.

On the last day of the conference, young researchers and Mega-Grant holders had an audience with President Vladimir Putin in his residence, Bocharov Ruchey (http://kremlin.ru/events/president/news/60545). An important result of this meeting was a positive attitude of President Putin to the projected new program for targeted support of Mega-Grant "clusters", joint projects uniting efforts of two or more laboratories founded previously under the program on the attraction of world's leading scientists to Russian institutions of higher education (www.p220.ru).

Professor Igor Nabiev, Leading Scientist of LNBE, made an invited presentation at the conference and took part in both the Russian–French Day of Science and the round table discussion on the Mega-Grant program and the "new wave" competition.

In addition, Professor Nabiev gave an invited lecture to the students of the Sirius Educational Center and actively participated in the development of the draft program for support of Mega-Grant "clusters" uniting efforts of laboratories established under the program on the attraction of world's leading scientists to Russian institutions of higher education (www.p220.ru).

Contacts:

Professor Igor R. Nabiev, Ph.D., D.Sc., leading scientist (igor.nabiev@gmail.com)

Maria G. Korenkova, director of external relations (MGKorenkova@mephi.ru)

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