Kovalchuk spoke about plans to create a fund for universities working on the synchrotron

The President of NRC "Kurchatov Institute" Mikhail Kovalchuk told about the intention to create a fund to support universities and research centers, working with synchrotrons.

Corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences spoke on Thursday, July 4, at the "Nuclear Medicine" micro-symposium in Saint Petersburg.

"In particular, we are now discussing the situation, by analogy, as it happened in Germany, to create a separate fund within the framework of the project “Science” for universities. In Germany there was a very good experience: 100 million euros were intended only for universities to work on the synchrotron", — he mentioned.

Kovalchuk recalled that in 2013 the Association of Universities - users of synchrotron radiation was created.

"In 2013, we created the Association of Universities - users of synchrotron radiation. Then, at first there were 12-13 universities, and now - 31. The association has become a legal entity, a non-profit partnership. It is registered at the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation", — he said.

Moreover, according to the President of NRC "Kurchatov Institute", there is a queue of universities to join the association, and the selection process is extremely careful.

"Formalizing this association, we form a sustainable model of university involvement in this colossal matter throughout the country", — Kovalchuk stressed, adding that this will be a direct training process.

A synchrotron is a device, where, as a rule, charged elementary particles move along a circular trajectory. When moving with acceleration, charged particles begin to produce electromagnetic radiation.

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