Scientific and practical symposium "Energy of Thought"

Symposium

Scientific practical Symposium "Energy of Thought" will be held within the framework of Laureate Week of International Energy Award "Global Energy" on May 20, 2014 at "LETI" in videoconference hall, building 5.

15.05.2014

Scientific practical symposium "Energy of Thought" will be held within the framework of Laureate Week of  International Energy Award "Global Energy" on May 20, 2014 at St. Petersburg State Electrotechnical University "LETI" in videoconference hall, building 5.

International Energy Award "Global Energy" is one of the most prestigious international prizes awarded to outstanding scientific achievements in the field of energy that brought benefit to all mankind. The prize was established in 2002 and is awarded annually. During twelve years of its existence, 31 scientist from UK, Germany, Iceland, Canada, Russia, USA, Ukraine, France, Sweden and Japan became its owners. Informally this prize has the name "Energy Nobel."

In 2014 the winner of "Global Energy" became RAS member Ashot Sarkisov (Russia) and member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Lars Gunnar Larsson (Sweden).

Scientific and Practical symposium "Energy of Thought" is one of the key events of Laureate Week of International Energy Award "Global Energy". This momentous event traditionally brings together famous scientists. Authoritative experts in the mode of scientific debate discuss current issues of global energy development and ways to solve the world's energy problems.

Laureates of "Global Energy" 2014 will perform in LETI with their reports. Academician Ashot A. Sarkisov will talk about "Contribution to the improvement of nuclear safety and decommissioning of nuclear facilities".  Lars Gunnar Larsson will make a report about "Contribution to the improvement of nuclear safety and decommissioning of nuclear facilities."

Winners of All-Russian competition of youth research projects in the field of energy "Energy of youth" will report in ETU with short messages within the scientific and practical symposium " Energy of Thought". Every year non-profit organization "Global Energy" holds this competition. Its main purpose is scientific progress in the field of energy in Russia, which is achieved by encouraging of young scientists and increasing of their interest in research in this area.


Ashot A. Sarkisov (Russia)

He was awarded "Global Energy" in 2014 for outstanding contributions to improving of nuclear energy safety and decommissioning of nuclear facilities.

  • He was founder of a number of new research directions related to the dynamics of nuclear energy installation, their maneuverability, reliability, safety and security, which are based on fundamental research of neutronic and thermal processes in the main elements of power energy installations.
  • He created Information and Statistical theory of automatic reactor protection system based on quantitative indicators of elements reliability in Nuclear Power Plants in typical for defense equipment extreme conditions.
  • A.A.Sarkisov was elected scientific director of International Cooperation on radiation ecological rehabilitation of Arctic, chairman of International scientific and technical program on radioactive waste, co-chair of joint (Russian Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences of USA) Scientific Committee on Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and other international scientific organizations/
  • He led study "Development of strategic master plan for disposal of decommissioned Russian nuclear fleet and rehabilitation of radiation-hazardous facilities of its infrastructure in the North- West of Russia" in 2004.

Lars Gunnar Larsson (Sweden)

The prize "Global Energy" was awarded him in 2014 for outstanding contributions to improving safety nuclear energy and decommissioning of nuclear facilities.

  •  Lars Larsson is world-known expert in the field of safety at nuclear power plants, as well as in the field of radioactive waste management and impact of nuclear energy on the environment.
  •   Larsson's research about impact of NPP on environment were much-in-demand in extremal situatuions. In particular, Larsson was involved in investigating of the accident at nuclear power plant in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania (Three Mile Accident) in 1979.
  •   He was Deputy Director General of Swedish Atomic Energy Inspectorate, which was responsible for safe use of all nuclear facilities of the country.
  •   He headed Department of Nuclear and Radiation Safety of European Bank of Reconstruction and Development. This department funded activities aimed at modernization of nuclear power plant safety built in Russia and Central and Eastern Europe.


Despite the fact that Lars Larsson has always lived and worked in Sweden, his most famous works are closely connected with Russia, in particular, with the problem of restoration of normal background radiation of the Russian Arctic zone.

Many works of Lars Larsson were prepared in close cooperation with Russian scientist Academician A.A. Sarkisov.

Programm (in Russian)