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EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY TO SUPPLY CAMERAS FOR RUSSIAN LUNAR MISSION


With plans to blast off to the Moon in 2019, Russia have enlisted the help of the European Space Agency (ESA) to provide high-resolution cameras necessary for the landing of the spacecraft as Russia prepares to initiate its new lunar exploration program.

The first mission of Russia's lunar program, Luna-Glob, will be one of five spacecraft that is intended to fly to the Moon to study its south pole from both space and on the ground, with further craft aiming to return lunar soil samples back to Earth with a device also supplied by ESA.

"We hope, at least as of today all agreements have been reached, that the European Space Agency will take part in lunar research," said director general of the NPO Lavochkin research and industrial association, Sergey Lemeshevsky.

"It is quite possible that ESA will take part in the development and manufacture of the high-precision landing systems. It will be the third explorer," said Lemeshevsky. "We have invited the Europeans to take part, they said ‘yes’ concerning soil collecting devices and ‘yes’ concerning high-precision cameras for the 2019 spacecraft. However talks on high-precision landing are still underway," he added.

Russia's lunar program has been years in the making, but has been repeatedly delayed. Now with ESA on board, who already have substantial investments in other Russian-EU programs such as ExoMars, the lunar mission may finally achieve its 2019 launch target.

Source of information:  
https://room.eu.com/news/esa-to-supply-cameras-for-russian-lunar-mission

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TOMSK POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY (TPU) LAUNCHES MASTER PROGRAM BIG DATA SOLUTIONS


This year Tomsk Polytechnic University launches a new master program Big Data Solutions, delivered in English, within the program Computer Engineering.
The graduates of the program will be world-class specialists. They will be able to participate both in large science projects such as the Large Hadron Collider and in large sectors of industry and business including bank sector, telecommunications, mining industry, energy, retail sector, logistics companies and municipal structures.

The first students will be enrolled in September 2017.

Big Data is a set of technologies that are designed to perform three operations. First, to process larger amount of data compared to standard scenarios of big data. Second, to be capable of operating ever-increasing large amounts of data. Third, to be able to deal with structured and poorly structured data in different aspects simultaneously.

The program is initially designed in English as international colleagues and business representatives are supposed to participate in its implementation.

Source of information: https://tpu.ru/en/about/tpu_today/news/view?id=2261

CREATION OF THE “CREMLIN DATA MANAGEMENT PLATFORM FOR LEPTON COLLIDERS

The Lepton Collider Platfom aims at sharing information among participants in e+e- collider studies. The creation of the “CREMLIN data management platform for lepton colliders” is completed.
The platform serves as a collaborative tool and was created in the framework of Work Package 7 (WP7) of the EU-funded CREMLIN project in order to share common experiences, software applications and hardware solutions. The participating institutes of WP7, Budker institute (BINP) and CERN, are both pursuing design studies for future e+e- colliders (SCT, FCC-ee and CLIC).
The platform can serve the wider e+e- collider community.
The website will evolve further in the coming months. In particular, more technical information will be included on the twiki page.

The platform consists of a website http://leptoncolliderplatform.web.cern.ch/

and a corresponding twiki page:

https://twiki.cern.ch/twiki/bin/viewauth/LeptonColliderPlatform/WebHome

Source:

https://www.cremlin.eu/news/2017/creation_of_the_cremlin_data_management_platform_for_lepton_colliders

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NOMINATION SUBMISSION FOR RUSNANOPRIZE 2017 IS OPEN


RUSNANOPRIZE is an annual Prize awarded in one of the following fields: Optics and Nanoelectronics; Nanomaterials and Surface Modification; Medicine, Pharmacology and Biotechnologies; Energy Efficiency and Green Technologies.

The Prize is awarded to researchers, scientists and developers (up to three people) being the authors of scientific-technological discovery or discoveries in the field of Nanotechnologies, and to the company being the first to apply the discovery (discoveries) to mass production with the annual production output of at least $10 million and reached business success through the application of the discovery (discoveries).
Financial rewards, prize symbols and honorary diploma of the Prize are awarded to inventors, scientists and developers, the authors of the R&D projects or technologies implemented into production. The company that has achieved some significant commercial success due to the implementation of these technologies is awarded with an honorary diploma and a glass ball, which is a RUSNANOPRIZE symbol.

In 2017 RUSNANOPRIZE shall be awarded for research conducted in the fields of nanomaterials and surface modification.

Nominations submission period will last till July 31.

Fore more information:

http://en.rusnano.com/press-centre/news/20170502-fiop-nominations-submission-for-rusnanoprize-2017-is-opened

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CREMLIN WP2 WORKSHOP ON “FUNDING AND JOINT RESEARCH PROGRAMMES AT THE MEGASCIENCE RACILITIES”


Long-term sustainability of the Russian Megascience facilities requires not only sufficient funding to secure their operation, but also optimized research programmes and targeted funding schemes for efficient scientific use. Various research and funding programs have been implemented in Europe on an EU-wide, bilateral or membership level, with the aim to open and optimally exploit existing research infrastructures. Coherence and coordination of the various funding and research programmes are in the prime interest to ensure maximum scientific impacts with key principles of peer review processes based on scientific merit, quality assurance and joint evaluations where different funding organizations or agencies are involved.
This CREMLIN workshop is devoted to the topic of funding and joint research programmes with a focus on European-Russian collaboration in the context of the Megascience facilities. It shall address issues on coordinated funding and research programmes between the EU or individual member (MS) states and the Russian Federation around new Megascience facilities.
The workshop will bring together representatives, experts and analysts from existing European, Russian and international institutions, funding agencies, networks and organizations in order to not only discuss from various viewpoints the opportunities and challenges of existing funding programmes and implementation schemes, but also to work out recommendations for even more targeted funding of EU-Russian joint research at research infrastructures (RI).
Date: 15-16 June 2017
Venue: European Synchrotron Radiation Facility ESRF; 71, avenue des Martyrs
38043 Grenoble Cedex 9, FranceESRF, Grenoble,

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