The conference is scheduled to discuss problems associated with the goals and organization of research at scientific centers, which appear in connection with the call of the time and the needs of the society.

Among the topical areas of research were chosen those the most advanced at the Ioffe Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, one of the leading Russia's research centers, with whose 90th foundation anniversary the conference is timed. To these areas belong alternative power engineering (including thermonuclear energetics), nanotechnologies and spin electronics, and astrophysics.

Known scientists and science managers from world's most prominent research centers are invited to the conference. Among the participants will be staff members of the Ioffe Institute and scientific institutions of St. Petersburg, research workers from other Russian scientific centers, and Russian and foreign honored members of the Institute.

Sessions and topics

Problems of modern science

  • Astroparticle Physics and Evolution of the Universe
  • Renewable energy sources
  • Controlled fusion
  • Spintronics: physics and applications
  • Nanoheterostructures and optoelectronics
  • Nano- and metamaterials

Leading research centers and advances in science and technology

Below are listed research centers whose representatives, in principle, accepted the invitation to the conference.
  • Institute of Problems of Chemical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Institute of Semiconductor Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Ioffe Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences
  • "Kurchatov Institute" Russian Scientific Center
  • Institute of Solid State Physics RAS
  • National Science Center Kharkov Institute of Physics and Technology
  • Konstantinov Institute of Nuclear Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg
  • International Laboratory of High Magnetic Fields and Low Temperatures (Wroclaw, Poland)
  • University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (USA)
  • MCL/ITRI (Taiwan)
  • Institute for Nuclear Research RAS
  • Max Plank Institute for Astrophysics (Germany)
  • Space Research Institute (Russia)
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