NSU hosted a conference designed to promote international scientific cooperation and discussion of key issues, and to identify promising areas in the field of spin in physics, chemistry and technology. This field involves the study of the behavior of electron spins (spin is defined as a moment in the momentum of elementary particles, quantum in nature, which is not connected with the displacement of a particle as a whole) and nuclei in various reactions. Spin phenomena is used in many spheres from holography and medical equipment to nuclear weapons and quantum electronics.
Elena Bagryanskaya, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Professor at the N.N. Vorozhtsova Novosibirsk Institute of Organic Chemistry and Co-chairman of the Conference, described the concept for the event,
The idea of the Conference was to bring together people who are engaged in spin chemistry, with physicists who are studying spin effects and those developing spin technologies. The nature of many phenomena is similar, and the conference makes it possible to determine points of contact in various fields of science.
130 experts from Russia, Germany, Switzerland, England, India, Japan, France and America attended the conference. Bagryanskaya reported that there is already an agreement between Russian scientists at the Institute of Organic Chemistry and their colleagues at the University of Osaka, the University of Alabama and the University of Chicago to cooperate on joint projects.
Anna Matveeva, Ph.D., Assistant in the Physical Chemistry Division at the NSU Department of Natural Sciences, believes that great organization played a large role in the success of the Conference, “Thanks to the organizers, specialists who never had an opportunity to meet before had the rare opportunity to work together. We were pleasantly surprised by the number of people who wanted to participate.”
The Spin Conference was organized by Novosibirsk State University, Vorozhtsov Novosibirsk Institute of Organic Chemistry SB RAS, "International Tomography Center" Institute SB RAS, the Voevodsky Institute of Chemical Kinetics and Combustion SB RAS, and the Rzhanov Institute of Semiconductor Physics.
Discussions on the most important developments and future directions took place September 10 -15 at the resort hotel "Sosnovka". Another meeting took place September 12 at NSU.