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One of the key events within the framework of the decade of science and technology is the All-Russian festival SCIENCE 0+. Its organizers are the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, the Government of Moscow (represented by the Department of Education and Science), Moscow State University. MV Lomonosov with the support of the Russian Academy of Sciences. This grand educational event takes place annually from October to November in 80 regions of the country at more than 400 locations.

“Along with the festival, its geography is also growing,” notes Minister of Science and Higher Education Valery Falkov. – This year, citizens of Belarus and Uzbekistan will become full participants in its intellectual space. The number of meeting places in countries outside the CIS, for example in China, will also increase.”

The theme of this year’s festival is “Creating the Future”. Today, scientists not only study the world around them, but also actively change it. How exactly? People of all ages will be able to learn about this by visiting the locations of the Science Festival: interactive exhibits, virtual laboratories, exciting science shows and heated discussions about the future of humanity. Participants will also have public lectures by Nobel laureates and other distinguished scientists, field trips to scientific laboratories and companies, screenings of popular science films, robot competitions, scientific missions and competitions, creative workshops and much more.

By the way, the competition program is also very diverse: within the framework of the festival, the All-Russian competition of educational organizations to conduct research and project activities with the award of the title “Best STEM Center”, the International Competition for Research and Engineering Design Works for schoolchildren in grades 9- 11 “Scientists of the Future”, a drawing competition for children “The World of Science through Children’s Eyes” (for talented children aged 5 to 17), a film science competition (together with Nauka) TV channel), an innovative journalism competition (together with the magazine Schrödinger’s Cat).

In Moscow, the festival will be held from October 7 to 9 at Moscow State University. MV Lomonosov, institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Zaryadye Park, Expocentre, universities, museums and research centers, where researchers and representatives of leading technology companies will show their latest developments.
The subject is divided into eight large blocks. Exhibitions on the theme “Universe” will show the possibilities that the surrounding outer space gives us and tell about the problems solved during large international projects. At exhibitions and events on the topic “Matter”, you can learn about the creation of unique medical materials, new alloys for the technology of the future and common household items. “Complexity” is something that is typical of living cells, and of complex organisms, and of models of the predicted future. “Life, Living Systems” is about the secrets of nature and about the amazing things scientists have learned to do. “Brain” – here visitors will not only learn about the latest discoveries and developments, but also get advice on how to improve the work of our most energy-demanding organ. At the thematic events on the topic “Health” it will be possible to check your condition and find out how to feel better, at the exhibitions of the “Energy” block – to look into our energy future. And finally, the topic “Society” is about how we became who we are and what awaits us.

“The science festival at Moscow State University is a very significant project for me personally, says Viktor Sadovnichy, rector of Moscow State University. – Almost two decades ago, Moscow University was 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 event within the university, the project has grown into a large-scale movement, interactive formats within which attract people from all over the country and even the world. The festival fulfills an important mission of dialogue with society and raises its awareness of key trends in the world of science. From year to year, the festival gathers a multi-million audience of those who sincerely want to expand the horizons of knowledge and discover new opportunities for self-realization. This year, we will try not to deceive the expectations of both the friends of the festival and those who come to its arenas for the first time.”

Natalya BULGAKOVA

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