From October to November, more than 400 arenas in 80 regions of Russia will host events for the annual All-Russian festival NAUKA 0+. It has been held for the 17th time, and traditionally the organizers are the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia, the Government of Moscow and Lomonosov Moscow State University. MV Lomonosov (Moscow State University) supported by the Russian Academy of Sciences.
2022 is a special year for the festival, as it is not only declared the International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development, but also coincides with the beginning of the Decade of Science and Technology in Russia. These events, like NAUKA 0+, are designed to attract talented young people to the field of research, raise people’s awareness of the achievements and prospects of Russian science, and also involve scientists in solving the problems of the developing society and the country.
“Over the years, the NAUKA 0+ festival has become one of the most important platforms for the popularization of science. This year, its holding is particularly significant in the status of one of the flagship events of the decade of science and technology, which was launched at the initiative of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin. People of all ages, including youth and children, will be able to see the development of Russian scientists with their own eyes, participate in online and offline events. It is on them that the fate of our country depends, it is no coincidence that the theme of the festival this year sounds as “Creating the Future”, said the Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation Valery Falkov.
Interactive popular science exhibitions, virtual laboratory classes, science shows, discussions on the future of humanity, screenings of science films, robot competitions, quizzes and missions will be organized for the participants of the NAUKA 0+ festival.
“The Science Festival is a very significant project for me personally. Almost two decades ago, Moscow University stood at the origin of this great idea – to tell people about what science is today, how it helps to make the world around us better. From a small events within the university, the project has grown into a large-scale movement, interactive formats within which attract people across the country and even the world. The festival fulfills an important mission to engage in dialogue with society and raise its awareness of key trends in the world of science. From year to year gathers the festival a multi-million audience of those who sincerely want to expand the horizons of knowledge and discover new opportunities for self-realization, says Academician Viktor Sadovnichy, Rector of Moscow University.
In Moscow, the festival events will be held from October 7 to 9 at the locations of Moscow State University, Russian Academy of Sciences, Zaryadye Park, Expocentre, universities, museums and research centers. Visitors will be able to get acquainted with the latest developments of Russian scientists and leading technology companies, as well as immerse themselves in eight thematic zones:
– UNIVERSE – about the possibilities that outer space provides;
– MATTER – about the prospects for creating new materials;
– LIFE, LIVING SYSTEMS – about what is created within the walls of the laboratories for the benefit of humanity;
– COMPLEXITY – about what makes our world so interesting and full of mysteries;
– THE BRAIN – about the amazing possibilities of the most energy-demanding human organ;
– HEALTH – about what defines it and how you can feel better;
— ENERGY — about humanity’s new energy future;
– SOCIETY – about how we became who we are, and what awaits us next.
Detailed information on the festival’s official website.