RSF news

16 July 2018 г. Researchers couple artificial atom to acoustic resonator

Researchers from Russia and Britain have demonstrated an artificial quantum system, in which a quantum bit interacts with an acoustic resonator in the quantum regime. This allows the familiar effects of quantum optics to be studied on acoustic waves and enables an alternative approach to quantum computer design, which is based on acoustics and could make quantum computers more stable and compact. The paper reporting the results was published in Physical Review Letters.

Путь: /en/node/3229 Источник: MIPT Press Office
05 July 2018 г. RSF to release 816 new grants for early-career researchers

According to the results of the second round of competitions within the ambitious Presidential funding program, 503 young scientists under the age of 33 will be awarded with grants worth of 1.5-2 million rubles per year; 313 youth research groups will be awarded with annual funding of 3-5 million rubles. These numbers of awards are higher than in 2017 (504 and 239 respectively).

Путь: /en/node/3210 Источник: RSF's press office
29 June 2018 г. RSF and Helmholtz Association to fund 6 joint projects in climate and energy research

Based on the results of the independent scientific review by the Russian and international peer-reviewers, Russian Science Foundation (RSF) and Helmholtz Association announce 6 winners of the second joint call focused on the climate research, energy storage and grid-integration.


Путь: /en/node/3195 Источник: RSF's press office
26 June 2018 г. Experiments of the Russian scientists in space lead to a new way of 3D-bioprinting

Thanks to the research of magnetic levitation in the conditions of microgravity, a new technology for 3D printing of biological tissues was developed. In the future, this technology will help to create radiation-sensitive biological constructs and repair damaged tissues and human organs. The results are published in Biofabrication. The technology is based on the results of the experimental studies which were supported by Russian Science Foundation (RSF).


Путь: /en/node/3189 Источник: AKSON (Russian Science Communication Association)
26 June 2018 г. Physicists solve the mystery of vanishing particles in graphene

Researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and Tohoku University (Japan) have explained the puzzling phenomenon of particle-antiparticle annihilation in graphene, recognized by specialists as Auger recombination. Although persistently observed in experiments, it was for a long time thought to be prohibited by the fundamental physical laws of energy and momentum conservation. The theoretical explanation of this process has until recently remained one of the greatest puzzles of solid-state physics.

Путь: /en/node/3188 Источник: Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
26 June 2018 г. Russian and Korean scientists developed effective and cheap sound-absorbing nanofoam

The breakthrough material reduces a noise level by 100% more efficient comparing to standard analogs, cutting the level of noise transmission by 20-22 dB. The new foam reacts to sound waves not only of high but also of low frequencies, which can damage human health. A young scientist from the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) took part in the development.



Путь: /en/node/3187 Источник: Far Eastern Federal University
22 June 2018 г. Superconducting vortices quantize ordinary metal

Russian researchers together with their French colleagues discovered that a genuine feature of superconductors -- quantum Abrikosov vortices of supercurrent -- can also exist in an ordinary nonsuperconducting metal put into contact with a superconductor. The observation of these vortices provides direct evidence of induced quantum coherence. The pioneering experimental observation was supported by a first-ever numerical model that describes the induced vortices in finer detail.

Путь: /en/node/3180 Источник: MIPT Press Office
20 June 2018 г. Creating a new composite fuel for new-generation fast reactors

Joint research efforts of a team of scientists at Lobachevsky University of Nizhny Novgorod (UNN) comprising chemists, physicists and engineers are currently focused on solving the problems of handling plutonium and minor actinides (MA) accumulated over many years. To this end, they are studying composite ceramics-ceramics (Cer-Cer) and ceramics-metal (CerMet) materials on the basis of mineral-like compounds (in particular, garnet minerals).

Путь: /en/node/3171 Источник: Lobachevsky University Press Office
19 June 2018 г. Researchers discover new way to predict caries development

A team of researchers form Russia discovered that an increase in the concentration of several substances in oral fluid can serve as the indication of caries development. Using this data they found a way to prevent the disease in its early stages. The study was supported by a grant from the Russian Science Foundation (RSF). The results of the study were published in the EPMA Journal.

Путь: /en/node/3167 Источник: News Medical
14 June 2018 г. UrFU Scientists Build Multiscale Models of Arctic Ice

A team of scientists from the Institute of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Ural Federal University, Russia, including Piotr Galenko (head of the project), Ilya Starodumov, Irina Nizovtseva, Dmitry Aleksandrov, Aleksey Malygin and others is conducting a multiscale mathematical modelling of the Arctic ice evolution and determining its influence on the climate change. In 2016, the mathematicians received a grant from the Russian Science Foundation for fundamental research.

Путь: /en/node/3159 Источник: Ural Federal University Press Office
08 June 2018 г. RSF and DFG discussed future cooperation

RSF Director General, Alexander Khlunov, Deputy Chairman of the RFBR, Vladimir Kvardakov, RFBR Director Oleg Belyavsky as well as the representatives of Moscow State University and Saint-Petersburg State University took part in the lively discussion moderated by DFG Secretary General Prof. Dorothee Dzwonnek.

The central theme of the conversation was the presentation of successful cooperation cases among DFG and different partners in Russia, such as the joint SRF-DFG call to support international research teams.

Путь: /en/node/3152 Источник: RSF's press office
06 June 2018 г. RSF solidifies cooperation with Helmholtz Association

The RSF delegation chaired by General Director Alexander Khlunov held talks with the President of the Helmholtz Association, Otmar D. Wiestler, on June 1 in Berlin. "By the end of June, we will announce the results of our second joint call and in September we will release our third joint call focused on research of new materials and prospective physics. We are ready to expand our cooperation with the Helmholtz Association further in other thematic areas”, the head of the Russian delegation noted.

Путь: /en/node/3147 Источник: RSF's press office
05 June 2018 г. Russian physicists supervised the formation of higher manganese silicide films

A team from Kirensky Institute of Physics (Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences) together with colleagues from Siberian Federal University offered an approach for the controlled synthesis of semiconducting higher manganese silicide thin films. The films may be used in thermoelectric converters and other devices. The team also suggested other areas of application for these materials. The results of the work were published in Journal of Materials Science.

Путь: /en/node/3143 Источник: SFU Press Office
01 June 2018 г. RSF joins Russia-Korea Science Day

More than 100 researchers, industry representatives and government officials from Russia and South Korea gathered in Moscow for the two-day workshop  to discuss the current situation and the future of Russian-Korean collaboration in artificial intelligence and aerospace research.

Путь: /en/node/3135 Источник: RSF Press Office
01 June 2018 г. RSF ups cooperation with DST, India

In accordance with the agreement signed last year by the RSF and the Department of Science and Technology of India (DST), the partners release the second call for Russian-Indian proposals in all research fields, except social sciences and humanities.

The proposals may be submitted until September 14 with the announcement of the winners as soon as in December this year.

Путь: /en/node/3132 Источник: RSF Press Office
28 May 2018 г. Effective methods for automated design of complex technical objects and systems

In almost any field of human activity, one has to choose optimal options from a great variety of possible alternatives. When designing new devices, products and systems, researchers and engineers always strive to ensure that the systems created by them have the best characteristics and are economically viable. Thus, for example, a new car being developed must be fast, consume a minimum amount of fuel, be reliable and, in addition, it should not be too expensive.

Путь: /en/node/3120 Источник: Lobachevsky State University Press Office