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Kazakh astrophysicists expand international cooperation

by September 13, 2018 Politics

National Center for Space Research and Technology of the Aerospace Committee of the Ministry of Defense and Aerospace Industry of Kazakhstan (NCSRT) and the International Center for Relativistic Astrophysics (ICRANet, Italy) signed the Memorandum on Cooperation in the sphere of astrophysical research, exchange of scientific information, preparation of scientific brainpower, organization of scientific conferences, centers, laboratories, publications of articles and materials on actual astrophysical researches. What the Memorandum is and What will it give to Kazakhstan? Read more in the article of the Information Agency.

The Memorandum was signed during the recent visit of Professor Remo Ruffini, the director of ICRANet, to Kazakhstan.

Relativistic astrophysics is an astrophysics specialty that studies astronomical phenomena and space objects, to which the laws of classical mathematical astronomy and the Newton law of gravitation are not applicable. These conditions include the speed of the particle movement, close to the light speed, extremely high pressure ratings and density of matter. Examples of such objects are active galactic nuclei, quasars, neutron stars and so-called “black holes”. A significant place is also given to the study of space radiation and gamma-ray bursts.

What preferences will Kazakhstan receive after the signing of the Memorandum?

First of all, with the help of ICRANet, Kazakhstan will be able to involve world’s leading scientists for the training of scientific personnel in the field of astrophysics. The Kazakhstani astrophysicists will have access to the best practices of ICRANet specialists. The defense and aerospace industry of Kazakhstan will improve. Kazakh students will know more about relativistic astrophysics and will be able to put knowledge to use for the benefit of development of defense and aerospace industry in Kazakhstan.

All these scientific areas have been studied for many years at Fessenkov Astrophysical Institute (part of NCSRT). The works of Kazakh scientists on these topics have received wide international recognition and were published in the world’s leading scientific publications.

For reference: The International Center for Relativistic Astrophysics Network (ICRANet) was founded in 2003. Its main task is the training of scientific personnel and research in the field of relativistic astrophysics, as well as the organization of international cooperation in this field.

Professor Remo Ruffini is a prominent scientist, author of a large number of scientific papers, including the classic “Introducing the Black Hole” (with J. Wheeler), where the concept of an astrophysical “black hole” is first introduced. His theoretical work led to the identification of the first black holes in the Galaxy

Source: Kazakhstan 2050