The committee includes representatives of the Russian Government, Presidential Executive Office, federal executive bodies, Federation Council, Russian Academy of Sciences, Skolkovo Foundation, and research and educational organisations.
Submitted by the Ministry of Education and Science in pursuance of the President’s Executive Order No.566 of 25 November 2017, On Celebrating of the Centenary of the Ioffe Physical Technical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (hereinafter the Institute).
The Institute’s history dates back to the physical technical department of the State Institute for Roentgenology and Radiology set up in September 1918 at the initiative of Professors A. Ioffe and M. Nemenov.
Nobel Prize winners Nikolai Semyonov, Lev Landau, Pyotr Kapitsa, and Zhores Alfyorov worked at the Institute, as did world-renowned scientists A. Alexandrov. Ye. Gross, Ya. Zeldovich, I. Kurchatov, Ya. Frenkel and many others.
Scientists at the Institute conduct research in the fields of solid state physics, semiconductors, quantum electronics, astrophysics, plasma physics, and physical gas dynamics. Some of the most widely recognised works produced by the Institute’s researchers deal with the physics of interplanetary space and cosmology, controlled nuclear fusion, motion of bodies in the atmosphere of Earth and other planets.
The directive sets up the Organising Committee (hereinafter referred to as the Committee) to prepare for the Institute’s centenary celebration in 2018, and approves the composition of the Committee.
The Committee includes representatives of the Russian Government, Presidential Executive Office, federal executive bodies, Federation Council, Russian Academy of Sciences, Skolkovo Foundation, and research and educational organisations.
The Co-Chairs of the Committee are Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich and Governor of St Petersburg Georgy Poltavchenko.
The Federal Agency for Scientific Organisations is tasked with providing organisational and technical support to the Committee.