RSF news

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
24 May 2018 г. Visible Changes. Russian Science Foundation Presents its Annual Report

“The other day, the Supervisory Board of the Russian Science Foundation (RSF) approved the RSF’s report for the year 2017, and we decided to share our results with the public,” Alexander Khlunov, the Foundation’s Director General, said at the TASS news conference. He reminded that when the Russian Science Foundation had been established (the Foundation has been in operation for 4 years now) its founders promised the researchers generous grants and a project timeframe that would allow for the long-term stable research works.

Путь: /en/node/3114 Источник: Poisk newspaper
24 May 2018 г. Russian Science Foundation presented 2017 results

Recently The Russian Science Foundation held a press conference at TASS to present a summary of its 2017 results. The Foundation’s Director General, Alexander Khlunov, outlined the main results of research projects and programmes funded by the Foundation and talked about the new trends in research, the outcomes of the first year of implementing the Presidential Research Funding Programme, and the plans for the future.

Путь: /en/node/3113 Источник: RSF Press Office
16 May 2018 г. The RSF and the Research Foundation - Flanders will launch calls for joint Russian-Flemish research projects

On May 14, 2018, the General Director of the Russian Science Foundation (RSF), Alexander Khlunov, and the Secretary General of the Research Foundation - Flanders, Hans Willems, signed the Memorandum of understanding on cooperation between two funding agencies, which will facilitate the joint RSF-FWO funding for the best Russian-Flemish collaborative projects in all areas of basic research, including social sciences and humanities.

Путь: /en/node/3078 Источник: RSF press office
15 May 2018 г. The Russian Science Foundation and the National Research Agency of France announced their plans for cooperation

On May 14, 2018, the General Director of the Russian Science Foundation (RSF), Alexander Khlunov, and the President and CEO of the National Research Agency of France (ANR) Thierry Damerval agreed to prepare a Memorandum of understanding on cooperation between two funding agencies, which will enable the joint funding for the best Russian-French collaborative projects in various areas of the basic sciences.

Путь: /en/node/3069 Источник: RSF press office
25 April 2018 г. The dispute about the origins of terahertz photoresponse in graphene results in a draw

Physicists at MIPT and their British and Russian colleagues revealed the mechanisms leading to photocurrent in graphene under terahertz radiation. The paper published in Applied Physics Letters not only puts a period to a long-lasting debate about the origins of direct current in graphene illuminated by high-frequency radiation but also sets the stage for the development of high-sensitivity terahertz detectors.

Путь: /en/node/3032 Источник: MIPT Press Office
24 April 2018 г. Spider venom to treat paralysis

A team of Russian scientists together with foreign colleagues found out that the venom of crab spider Heriaeus melloteei may be used as a basis for developing treatment against hypokalemic periodic paralysis. This disease is caused by genetic mutation that leads to the occurrence of the so-called ω-currents or leakage currents via voltage-gated ion channels Nav1.4 in skeletal muscles. As a result of such "leakages" the muscles become unable to respond to the signals sent by the nervous system and a patient suffers muscle weakness up to total paralysis.

Путь: /en/node/3029 Источник: MSU Press Office
24 April 2018 г. Scientists Teach Neural Network to Identify a Writer's Gender

A team of researchers from the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI, the Kurchatov Institute National Research Center and Voronezh State University has developed a new learning algorithm that allows a neural network to identify a writer’s gender by the written text on a computer with up to 80 percent accuracy. This is a new development in the field of computational linguistics. The research was funded by a Russian Science Foundation grant.

Путь: /en/node/3028 Источник: Sputnik