The 90th anniversary of academician Roald Sagdeev was celebrated

Baku, December 27, AZERTAC


Under the auspices of Baku State University (BSU) and ADA University, an international multidisciplinary conference was held dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the birth of academician Roald Sagdeev.

According to AZERTAC from BSU, rector Elchin Babaev, speaking at the opening ceremony of the conference, stressed that academician Roald Sagdeev is a legendary person and spoke in detail about his life, scientific activity. Rector noted that Professor of Maryland University of the USA, full member of the Russian Academy of Sciences Roald Sagdeev is a person who made a great contribution to space industry research in Azerbaijan, a member of the Space Council. “In 1984, he was twice awarded the Lenin Prize for achievements in creating the foundations of the neoclassical theory of the processes of transporting toroidal plasma. As the director of the Space Research Institute of the USSR Academy of Sciences, Roald Sagdeyev led several research projects such as “Cosmos”, “Prognoz”, “Intercosmos”, “Meteor” and “Astron”. Roald Sagdeyev was awarded the title of Hero of Socialist Labor in 1986 for his activities and achievements in the international research program on Halley’s comet. In 1988, he received the title “Man of the Year” in France. The distinguished scientist has been a professor at the University of Maryland since 1990. He is a member of the US National Academy, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Developing Countries Academy of Sciences (TWAS), the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. The distinguished scientist is also a member of the Supervisory Board of the International Luxembourg Forum on Nuclear Disaster Prevention. He is currently a senior consultant at Albright Stonebridge Group, a global strategy firm.

ADA University vice-rector Fariz Ismayilzadeh, who noted that BSU and ADA University have developed a very good cooperation in recent years, said that both universities work together in many projects. Fariz Ismayilzade called Academician Roald Sagdeev “a great friend of Azerbaijan” and drew attention to the services of prominent intellectuals of Azerbaijan – Professor Hafiz Pashayev, Rector of ADA University, Academician Arif Pashayev, Rector of the National Aviation Academy, in the establishment of this friendship: “In 2023, International Astronautics with the participation of up to 5 thousand scientists will be held in Baku. Congress will be held. Academician Roald Sagdeev has a great role in the organization of this event. The outstanding scientist also provides important services in establishing the IT and engineering faculty at ADA University, signing joint master’s programs with American universities, and conveying the truths of Azerbaijan to the American public. These services of Roald Sagdeev are highly appreciated by the state of Azerbaijan.”

The head of the department of the National Aviation Academy, the vice-president of the Azerbaijan Engineering Academy, professor Ahad Janahmadov, said that Roald Sagdeev’s contributions to the development of the space industry in the country are invaluable.

A video about the life and scientific activity of Roald Sagdeev was shown at the event.

Then, in the topics “Can compressed nuclear matter be the source of extremely high-energy cosmic particles?”, “The fate of space-space research”, “From new stars to planetary nebulae”, “Investigation of the photocatalytic degradation process using Ag-Ag2S-CdS-based hybrid nanocatalysts” reports have been heard.

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