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Programme

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Great Hall at the Ioffe Institute

Hot topics in physics and technology

9:50-10:00 Opening ceremony
10:00-12:00

Astroparticle Physics and Evolution of the Universe

Chair: A.G. Zabrodskii
R.A. Sunyaev (Space Research Institute, Russia; Max Plank Institute for Astrophysics, Germany)
Clusters of Galaxies, Relic Radiation and Cosmology
Jan-Willem den Herder  (Netherlands Institute for Space Research, The Netherlands)
Challenges for Future Astrophysics Missions
D.A. Varshalovich (Ioffe Institute, Russia)
Big-Bang Nucleosynthesis and H2/HD Molecular Clouds At High Redshifts
12:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-16:00

Controlled fusion

Chair: M.P. Petrov
Friedrich Wagner (Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Germany)
The Physical Challenges of Magnetic Confinement
V.P. Smirnov (Institute of Nuclear Synthesis, RRC "Kurchatov Institute", Russia)
Physics and Technology of ITER
William Morris (Culham Science Centre, United Kingdom)
Fusion Research in the UK: a New Era
16:00-16:30 Coffee break
16:30-18:30

Renewable energy sources

Chair: I.V. Grekhov
Eicke R. Weber (Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, Germany)
Renewable Energies as the Sustainable Energy Supply for the World
Ctirad Uher (University of Michigan, USA)
Thermoelectricity as a Component of the Comprehensive Solution to the Energy Crisis
V.D. Rumyantsev (Ioffe Institute, Russia)
Future of Concentrator Photovoltaic Based on III-V Heterostructure Solar Cells
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