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"Christmas Lectures". Professor Igor Abrikosov: "Materials on the pressures of millions of atmospheres: the surprises of nature and technology opportunities"

"Christmas Lectures" at The National University of Science and Technology MISiSis a project aimed at the popularization of science: the world's leading researchers talk about the latest developments and trends of modern science in accessible language and give examples of objects with which we face every day. The idea belongs to Sergei Salikhov who is the Director of Department of Science and Technology at the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.

We invite you to the first lecture which will read Professor Igor Abrikosov: "The materials at pressures of millions of atmospheres: the nature of surprises and opportunities for technology"

Professor Igor Abrikosov is  a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, winner of megagrant competition of the Government of the Russian Federation, head of the laboratory "Modeling and development of new materials" at NUST MISiS, Head of the Department of theory and modeling of the Institute of Physics, Chemistry and Biology at the University of Linköping, Sweden.

The examples of the most significant experimental and theoretical research work performed in the field of studies of the behavior of materials under extreme conditions will be presented at the lecture. The results help to humanity not only to create new materials with unusual properties, but also to explore the planet where we live.

The study of the behavior of materials under extreme conditions of ultrahigh pressures and temperatures is one of the areas of work of Professor Igor Abrikosov. With the help of the powerful supercomputer Cherry, located at NUST "MISiS", his research group conducts theoretical modeling research.

So, at the end of 2015 calculations of a group of scientists from the NUST "MISiS" and researchers from France completely refuted the classical theory of geomagnetism and the formation of Earth's magnetic field through simulation on a supercomputer. The work of scientists has created a theoretical precedent – the journal Nature has withdrawn earlier published article.

Guests of honor:

  • Lyudmila Ogorodova, Deputy Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation;
  • Sergey Salikhov, the Director of the Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.

Date: November 21. Beginning at 11.00.

Location: Moscow, Leninsky Prospect, 4, NUST "MISiS", Hall "Nanotechnology" (building "B", 2nd floor).

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