The results of international contests supported by the grants of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research have been announced. Among the winners of the competition are projects by researchers from Voronezh State University.
The winner of the contest for the best basic research projects jointly held by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research and the Natural Science Foundation of China was Professor Oleg Negrobov, DSc in Biology, Head of the Department of Ecology and Systematics of Invertebrates, and his project “Detecting local centres and gradients of biological diversity changes in Eastern Asia based on the Dolichopodidae family”.
The contest for the best basic research projects jointly held by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research and the Czech Science Foundation was won by Associate Professor Vladislav Chernov, DSc in Physics and Mathematics, professor at the Department of Mathematical Physics and Information Technologies, and his project “Spectroscopy of excited, including Rydberg, states of atoms, molecules, and radicals and the study of the atmosphere of exoplanets and stars”.
“In 2019, the range of contests held by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research has widened. New contests of initiative research projects, including international, have been launched. VSU researchers take an active part in such contests and this bears fruit: two applications submitted for the Russian-Chinese and Russian-Czech contests were highly praised by the expert committee and were recognised as being the best. As a result, we will be able to establish close contact with international colleagues, obtain a number of new, interesting, and globally important results which are sure to promote further scientific cooperation between our university and international teams and institutions,” said Oleg Kozaderov, Vice Rector for Research and Innovations.