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TOMSK, Feb 5 – RIA
Tomsk. Employees of Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics of SB
RAS, Evgeny Gorlov (associate professor at the Faculty of Radiophysics of Tomsk State University) and Viktor Zharkov became winners of the Presidential Prizes
in Science and Innovation for Young Scientists for 2018 for development of
lidar method of remote explosives detection, reports TASS.
It is noted that the
Presidential Prizes in Science and Innovation for Young Scientists, established
in 2008, is awarded for significant contribution to the development of domestic
science, development of samples of new equipment and technologies, as well as
the strengthening of the country's defense capability. The size of each award -
is 2.5 million rubles. At the end of 2018, five people received it, including two
"Evgeny Gorlov and
Viktor Zharkov, employees of V.E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics of the
Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Science (IAO SB RAS), became the
laureates of the Presidential Prizes in Science and Innovation for Young
Scientists", - the Aide to the President of the Russian Federation
Andrey Fursenko is quoted in the message.
It is specified that
Tomsk citizens received an award for the development and implementation of the
lidar method of remote detection of explosives. According to the Kremlin’s
website, a lidar (laser-location) method proposed by Tomsk scientists for
detecting ultra-low concentrations of explosives in the air and on surfaces
allows to secretly find a source of danger at a safe distance.
"In the process of
hardware implementation of the method, unique lidar complexes with canine nose
sensitivity for remote operational detection of micron-sized explosive
particles and in conditions of intense passenger traffic were created.
Independent evaluation tests confirmed that the tactical and technical
characteristics of the developed complexes significantly exceed the nearest
foreign analogues", - is said in the message.
According to TASS, also
among the winners of the award there are Ekaterina Grizanova from Novosibirsk
State Agricultural University, Vyacheslav Dyachuk from Zhirmunsky
National Research Center of Marine Biology of the Far Eastern Branch of the
Russian Academy of Sciences and employee of Skolkovo Institute of Science and
Technology Ivan Oseledets.