June 14, 2021 — Lomonosov Moscow State University announces the establishment of a major new branch as a key part of the Russian National Physics and Mathematics Center. Its creation is an important initiative and is part of strategic planning by the office of President V.V. Putin of the Russian Federation. This world class institute is being colocated in Sarov, Russia, south of the Nizhniy Novgorod region.
The goal and charter of the Lomonosov MSU Branch (“MSU-Sarov”) is to train high-quality specialists in the theoretical and practical foundations of physics and mathematics, computer sciences, and supercomputer technologies. MSU-Sarov branch designed to employ the highest standards of scientific and educational practices.
Commenting on the opening of this branch in Sarov, the Rector of Moscow State University, Academician Victor Sadovnichy, stated: that “The new branch being established will be oriented to educate advanced master’s degree students in fundamental areas of computational mathematics and physics. It is well-known that specialists in the fundamentals create scientific breakthroughs faster than anybody else, and only fundamental discoveries allow making correct technological decisions.”
The MSU-Sarov Branch will be a part of a world-class scientific and educational center equipped with the most advanced and diverse experimental and computational facilities. These are being implemented by MSU, the State Corporation “Rosatom,” the Russian Academy of Sciences, and the Research Center “Kurchatov Institute” under the auspices of the Government of the Russian Federation in close cooperation with Russian and international scientific and educational organizations.
“The new Physics and Mathematics Center should attract scientists and young specialists from universities and educational centers of our entire country. Introduction of innovative educational programs will allow the MSU Branch in Sarov to become one of the greatest centers of science and education in Russia. Its graduates will enter the intellectual elite,” stated Alexey Likhachev, Director General of the State Corporation “Rosatom.”
Students of the MSU-Sarov Branch will have the opportunity to perform research at unique physical facilities, use the computational resources of the most productive computers in Russia deployed by MSU and Rosatom, learn from the finest professors, and undertake science guided by leading scientists. This modern campus is being organized, architected and equipped with leading-edge state-of-the-art facilities. It is designed to enable advanced studies, research, cooperative engagement and quality of life. This is planned to be a truly advanced technology based academic city dedicated to science and education.
Educational programs at MSU-Sarov will begin in the fall of this year. Master programs have been developed and prepared incorporating the high educational standards of Moscow State University. Fifty masters students will begin their studies in five educational programs developed specifically for the Branch. The fundamental areas of computational mathematics, physics and supercomputing technologies include:
- Advanced Computing Technologies. Numerical Modeling Methodology.
- Supercomputing Technologies for Large-Scale Mathematical Modeling and Data Processing.
- Extreme Electromagnetic Fields, Relativistic Plasma & Attoscience.
- Laser Nonline Optics & Photonics.
- Theoretical Physics.
In following years, the number of subject areas and educational programs will expand to address a wider body of fields. It is planned to start enrolment for the PhD studies in 2022. Specialized integrated 6-years master degree programs are to be developed through future student enrollment and innovative syllabus.
Prof. Vladimir Voevodin, recognized as a leader in the international supercomputer community, the Director of the MSU Research Computing Center, and Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, has been appointed as the Head of the Direction for establishment and functioning of the MSU Branch in Sarov.
Additional information (in Russian): http://sarov.msu.ru
Source: Lomonosov Moscow State University
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