Between 11 and 12 January, the Faculty of Physics of Voronezh State University held the first Winter Tournament of Young Naturalists and the New Year Tournament organised with the help of the Fund for the Support and Development of Intellectual Youth Competitions.
The participants of the tournament, school pupils of 7–10th grades, were welcomed by professor Oleg Ovchinnikov, Head of the Department of Optics and Spectroscopy of the Faculty of Physics. He talked about the importance of scientific discoveries and the role of Professor Maria Levitskaya in the history of the faculty. He also encouraged young naturalists to enrol at VSU. Participants of the New Year Tournament had a chance to present their own projects and act as opponents to the others. The jury gave them advice regarding the further development of their ideas.