Belarusian physicists make serious contribution to development of economy and science in general, by Alexander Shumilin

11/21/17 11:05 AM / Views:394

Belarusian physicists make a rather serious contribution to the development of the economy and the science in general. This was announced by Alexander Shumilin, Chairman of the State Committee on Science and Technology of the Republic of Belarus, at the opening of the 6th Congress of Physicists of Belarus today. According to him, the domestic scientific school of physics is well known far beyond our country, and Belarusian scientists are recognized by the world community. ‘Everyone knows that our scientists participated in the experiment at the Large Hadron Collider and became co-authors of the discovery of the Higgs boson. More than thirty physicists are constantly working at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research situated in Dubna. We closely cooperate with both European and Russian scientists, in particular in the development of some state scientific and technical programs, as well as the programs of the Union State. All this is indicative of the recognition of our merits and achievements,’ Alexander Shumilin said.

The Chairman of the SCST also noted that the innovations and economic development  cannot exist without science, therefore the state constantly increases investments in science, including applied research. ‘This year the funding for equipping the material and technical base of scientific institutions and the creation of industry laboratories was increased, because neither discoveries nor inventions are possible without modern devices. This year we also financed in full the state scientific and technical programs for the first time. The financing of the applied science is expected to be provided in 2018 as well,’ Alexander Shumilin stressed.

The 6th Congress of Physicists of Belarus is taking place at the Institute of Physics named after B. Stepanov of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus on November 21-23. During the event, it is expected to discuss the issues of the state and the development of physical science, to hear reports on the areas of optical science, nuclear physics and energy. The congress was organized by the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus, the Institute of Physics named after B. Stepanov of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, the Belarusian State University, PA “Belarusian Physical Society” and the Belarusian National Foundation for Fundamental Research.