Scientists from all over the world present the results of the latest research in astrophysics at Altai State University

9 July 2018 Department of Information and Media Communications
Leading scientists from all over the world, dealing with the physics of cosmic rays, or, as they say now, physics of cosmic particles and multichannel astronomy, have come to Altai State University for the first time.

From July 5 to July 8, the 26th Extended European Cosmic Ray Symposium and the 35th Russian Cosmic Ray Conference will be held at Altai State University, and from July 8 to 10 the scientific forum will move to Belokurikha.

On July 5, registration of participants was opened and a lecture by outstanding scientist-astrophysicist, professor of Stanford University and the famous creator of the space model of the Galaxy GALPROP Igor Moskalenko was held, while the opening ceremony was held on July 6 at ASU Concert Hall.

The solemn part of the scientific forum began with the greeting by the Chairman of the International Advisory Committee and Co-Chair of the Program Committee of the symposium, Director of D.V. Skobeltsin Scientific Research Institute for Nuclear Physics under Moscow State University, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Professor Mikhail I. Panasyuk.

"For the whole history of our symposium, which is being organized for the 26th time, it is held outside Europe for the first time. This idea belongs to the leaders of Altai State University – Rector Sergey V. Zemlyukov, Vice-Rector Roman I. Raikin and our colleague, Professor Anatoly A. Lagutin. I want to thank them for such a proposal. Many of us, including myself, have for the first time come to the south of Siberia, and, I hope, this undertaking will become a good tradition to hold our further meetings in different parts of the world. This will only contribute to our unification in the rapidly developing science of cosmic rays and new directions of astrophysics," Mikhail Panasyuk emphasized.

The symposium and conference participants received welcoming letters from the Ex-President of the British Institute of Physics, the Honorary Professor of Durham University Sir Arnold Wolfendale, the First Deputy Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences Grigory V. Trubnikov, the Minister for Education and Science at Altai Krai Alexander A. Zhidkikh and others.

"Altai State University has been conducting research in the area of high-energy astrophysics for about 40 years. Professors Vladimir Uchaikin, Alexander Pleshishnikov and Anatoly Lagutin stand at the origins of astrophysics in Altai. Significant results were obtained by our scientists in cascade theory, physics of extensive air showers, and technology of remote sensing of the Earth from space. To date, ASU has one of the leading Russian research teams in the field of astrophysics well known outside of our country. As a result of the achievements of our scientists we have an opportunity to host such an impressive scientific forum," Chairman of the Organizing Committee, Rector of Altai State University, Professor Sergey V. Zemlyukov said.

During the symposium, reports on the research of high-energy cosmic rays by European and American scientists, as well as a number of breakthrough achievements of the scientific team of the Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics under Moscow State University are to be presented. In particular, Russian astrophysicists present the results of experiments on the study of cosmic particles, which have been realized with the help of the space satellites Lomonosov and Nuclon. For example, Lomonosov Astrophysical Observatory, created by MSU scientists, studies cosmic rays of extremely high energies directly from space, and Nuclon satellite collects unique data on the chemical composition of cosmic rays using a calorimeter. These are unique studies performed by the Russian scientists.

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