"Energy of thought" at LETI

One of the main events of the Laureate week of International Energy Prize "Global Energy" scientific and practical symposium "Energy of Thought” was held on June 16 at LETI.

21.06.2015

One of the main events of the Laureate week of International Energy Prize "Global Energy" scientific and practical symposium "Energy of Thought” was held on June 16 at LETI.

This is a landmark event that traditionally brings famous scientists together and that is aimed at development of cooperation of scientific community, on building of constructive interaction between scientists for finding answers to the most pressing issues in energy field.

Participants of the symposium were greeted by rector of LETI V. M. Kutuzov and president of Non-profit Organization "Global Energy" I.M.Lobovsky. The main event of the symposium were appearances of the winners of "Global Energy" in 2015: Director of Research Center of power semiconductors, University of North Carolina, Jayant Baliga (USA) and Professor of University of California (Santa Barbara), winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2014 Shuji Nakamura(USA).
They delivered reports on "Invention, development and commercialization of insulated-gate bipolar transistor which is one of the most important innovations in the management and distribution of electricity" and "Invention, commercialization and development of energy-efficient white LED lighting."

Also the winners of All-Russian competition of youth research projects "Energy of Youth" made short presentations at the symposium.

After the event the award winners, young researchers, representatives of Non-profit Partnership "Global Energy", the invited guests got acquainted with the exhibition of scientific and technical developments of ETU "LETI".

It should be noted that LETI is entrusted to organize the symposium for the third time running. In 2013, LETI hosted creator of direction of dynamic physics of collisional plasma, President of the RAS academician V.E. Fortov (Russia) and developer of prototype of new battery Dr. Akira Yoshino (Japan). In 2014, at the symposium in "LETI"  there were scientists who made outstanding contributions to improving the safety of nuclear power and decommissioning of nuclear facilities Academician A. A. Sarkisov (Russia) and member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences Lars G. Larsson (Sweden).

The symposium in LETI is a tribute to the oldest electrotechnical university in Europe, where outstanding Russian scientists worked and made a lot for development of energy. Suffice it to say that its professors are active participants in development and implementation of plan of building of the first large-scale power plants in Russia – GOERLO in the 1920s. Since the 30s the university not only became a major training center for energy, but also a powerful research institution in all its divisions. Works of ETU scientists didn’t lose its value. Primarily is creation of new semiconductor materials, the application of which will significantly reduce losses and improve the efficiency of renewable energy sources, for example, the modules used in solar cells.

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