The President was told about the institute, including its infrastructure, laboratories and installations which provide a unique basis for interdisciplinary research.
Vladimir Putin was shown around the experimental stations of the Synchrotron Radiation Source, including a plant using X-ray diffraction methods. The Synchrotron Radiation Source has brought about a new approach to the study of physical phenomena, because it accelerates electrons as only the world’s largest colliders can.
The President learned about the application of the latest knowledge in the field of physics to the creation of nanotechnologies, such as biodegradable endovascular implants that disintegrate in the body after doing their job. Vladimir Putin was also informed about promising mega-class facilities for physical research.
During his visit to the Kurchatov Institute, the President met with the leaders of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) and NRC Kurchatov Institute, during which a cooperation agreement was signed between the RAS and the Kurchatov Institute, and also spoke at the joint meeting of the RAS Presidium and the NRC’s Scientific Council.