Siberian and UK scientists partner to push collaboration in photonics

Siberian and UK scientists partner to push collaboration in photonicsNovosibirsk State University in Siberia and Aston University in the UK?s Birmingham are developing a joint project aimed at creating an international photonics center

Novosibirsk State University (NSU) in Siberia and Aston University in the UK?s Birmingham are developing a joint project aimed at creating an international photonics center, the NSU press service announced. One of the project initiators is Prof. Sergei Turitsyn, the head of NSU?s Nonlinear Photonics Laboratory and Aston University?s Institute of Photon Technology. The new center is expected to lay the much wider foundation for international collaboration between the Novosibirsk and Aston teams focused on photonics. The center will develop as what the project owners call a distributed research hub with two headquarters in the UK and Russia. In NSU, the center will draw upon the knowhow developed at the Laser Physics and Innovation Technology Department run by Dr. Sergei Kobtsev, and the High-Capacity Computing Laboratory led by Prof. Mikhail Fedoruk. In addition to doing joint experiments and fundamental research work in photonics, the two academic partners are expected to also focus on the development of new educational courses, setup of scientific seminars and conferences, and on the creation of new research labs...