Andrey Geim, the 2010 Nobel Prize winner in physics, will establish a research center in Dolgoproudnoye near Moscow on the basis of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT).
The new center will focus on the problems of mesophysics, including quantum low-dimensional materials. The scientific program of the center will be based on the most modern physical methods: low-temperature scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy, magnetic force microscopy, photoemission spectroscopy with angular resolution and others - to study the electronic properties of new promising materials and nanodevices based on them. One of the directions of the center's work will be to solve physical problems arising in the miniaturization of macroscopic objects to nanoscale.
Rector of MIPT Dmitry Livanov expressed confidence that this center will serve as an impetus for the development of Russian science.
"Now there are only two Nobel laureates in the world in physics who are related to Russia - Konstantin Novosyolov and Andrey Geim. It is significant that both of them are establishing scientific divisions in Russia, on the basis of MIPT, just in the Year of Science and Technology. We would like to have more Nobel laureates from Russia, and the way to this goal is the creation of such centers," he said.
The center will start its work on October 1, 2021. It will also run a large-scale internship programme for young researchers and students of MIPT in the world's leading physics laboratories.
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Author: Maria Buzanakova