Nikolai Andreyev, 36, PhD in Physics and Mathematics, head of Laboratory of Popularisation and Promotion of Mathematics at Steklov Mathematical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences has been awarded the Prize for his achievements in creating innovative education technologies and the promotion and dissemination of scientific knowledge.
In the past ten years Nikolai Andreyev has created a large collection of multimedia mathematics problems and dozens of films and visuals representing various branches of mathematics and its applications. These materials are available online. The algorithms created by the author and his team can be applied in other areas of modelling and visualisation, not directly related to education.
The Project’s uniqueness was noted in 2009 by the Executive Committee of the International Commission on Mathematical Instruction.
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Dmitry Gorbunov, 36, PhD in Physics and Mathematics, senior researcher at the Department of Theoretical Physics at the Institute for Nuclear Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences, has been awarded the Prize for a series of contributions in the field of elementary particle physics and fundamental problems of the evolution of the universe.
Mr Gorbunov’s work deals with global problems in modern fundamental physics: the causes of accelerated expansion of the universe at the present stage of its evolution, the origin of matter in the universe and the nature of dark matter and dark energy.
Dmitry Gorbunov is an author of over 50 scientific papers published in leading scientific journals, and an active member of prestigious international projects and conferences. Several of his proposals regarding the search for dark matter particles were included in the pilot programme for the Large Hadron Collider.
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Denis Grashchenkov, 33, PhD in Engineering, Deputy Director General of the All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Aviation Materials,
Natalya Uvarova, 28, PhD in Engineering, department head at the All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Aviation Materials,
Elizaveta Simonenko, 31, PhD in Chemistry, Associate Professor at the Lomonosov Moscow State Academy of Fine Chemical Technology,
have been awarded the Prize for the creation of new generation high-temperature ceramic composites for advanced propulsion equipment and hypersonic aircraft.
Denis Grashchenkov, Elizaveta Simonenko and Natalya Uvarova are well-known experts in the field of high-temperature materials.
The team has proposed and developed a unique alternative technology for obtaining high-temperature non-fibre SiC/SiC ceramic composites for operating temperatures of up to 1500 degrees C. This material is superior to their foreign counterparts by market leaders such as Cercom, Dow Corning, Carborundum and others in many respects. Its use can improve performance characteristics of gas turbines, and aircraft and hypersonic thermal jet engines.
The materials can also be used in mechanical engineering, and chemical, metals and energy industries.
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Maxim Mokrousov, 35, PhD in Physics and Mathematics, research fellow at the Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and
Anton Sanin, 33, PhD in Physics and Mathematics, Senior Researcher at the Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences,
have been awarded the Prize for the development of LEND (Lunar Exploration Neutron Detector) space neutron detector and using it to obtain new results in the study of the Moon.
Maxim Mokrousov and Anton Sanin work in the space gamma-ray spectroscopy laboratory that developed research instruments for the use on board NASA spacecraft. The young scientists have played an important role in creating the unique LEND space telescope and using it to make a highly important discovery of the presence of areas with high water content at the Moon’s poles. The team also made a vital contribution to the discovery of permafrost on Mars with the use of HEND (High Energy Neutron Detector) in 2002. Their future plans include sending new space technology into the Earth’s orbit, to Mars and Mercury. The team also conducted studies using BTN-Neutron (registration of high-energy neutron flows) technology on the Russian segment of the ISS and obtained new results on the properties of the neutron component of cosmic radiation in near-Earth space.
The measurements made by LEND made it possible to adjust the Russian lunar project Luna-Glob and identify future landing sites for Russian automatic lunar stations for studies of conditions at the Moon’s poles.