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Work of Expert Council of “For Devotedness to Science” Award Completed

The Award Expert Council included well-known scientists and academicians such as Lev Zeleniy, Valeriy Rubakov, Artem Oganov, Konstantin Severinov, as well as representatives of the journalistic community and business and science popularizers.

The experts evaluated the applications in 12 categories covering all areas of popularization of the national science achievements. A special award in 2019 was the “Popularization of Chemistry”. This category is timed to the celebration of the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements, in honour of the 150th anniversary of the Mendeleyev’s Periodic Table.

The event was attended by journalists and photographers covering the issues of development of Russian science; scientists and business representatives who have made a significant contribution to support the prestige of professional scientific activities and popularization of national scientific achievements.

The award ceremony for the finalists and laureates of the Award was held on the eve of the Day of Russian Science, on February 4, 2019, at the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation.

The founder of the “For Devotedness to Science” Award is traditionally the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation. Partners of the event are the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation, Lomonosov’s Moscow State University and the Russian Academy of Sciences.

General Partner of the “For Devotedness to Science” Award and the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements in Russia is the “Art, Science and Sport” Foundation. The Foundation traditionally acts as a partner of the Award, supporting one of its priority activities — the popularization of scientific achievements.

Fatima Mukhomedzhan, Deputy Director of the Foundation, noted, “The Foundation has supported the Award almost since its creation. Popularization of science and research is very important for us. Popular science finds the more and more demand, so it is necessary to involve a wider audience and tell about scientific advances. Our country is rich in talents who need the support and popularization of their scientific developments.”

The objective of the “For Devotedness to Science” Award is to identify and support projects aimed at popularizing scientific achievements, increasing the prestige of professional scientific activities in Russia and developing professional scientific communication.