VYZOV — ANNUAL PRIZE FOR FUTURE TECHNOLOGIES

Categories

The Vyzov Prize is given out annually. Only projects no older than ten years are eligible for category.

Перспектива - изображение
future

for a scientific achievement that has influenced the dynamics of science and technology development (awarded to participants who have not reached the age of 35 at the time of application)

Инженерное решение - изображение
engineering solution

for a significant invention or the creation of a new technology

Пропыр - изображение
breakthrough

for a scientific research that has solved an important scientific or technological problem

Пропыр - изображение
discovery

for a significant discovery that has influenced the development of science and technology

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scientist of the year

for outstanding cumulative personal contributions and changing the landscape of science and technology

Future

The Prize is awarded to:
  • scientists and scientific teams (of no more than three persons), who are adults and under to 35 years old at the time of nomination;
  • for scientific works that demonstrate a clear connection between the scientific result obtained (presented, for example, in the form of a scientific article or a series of scientific articles) and the potential to create a technological solution based on it in the future (the horizon of possible implementation of future technologies is 3-10 years);
  • for scientific results that are performed in the Russian Federation and contribute to the development of national science.

Engineering Solution

The Prize is awarded to:
  • scientists, engineers, and technologists, as well as teams (of no more than three persons), who are adults and without age restrictions;
  • for a significant invention or the creation of a new technology, where there is a clear possibility to use the developed engineering solution (such as in the form of a patent for an invention or utility model) to create or develop a future technology (the horizon of possible implementation of future technologies is 3-10 years);
  • for engineering results that are performed in the Russian Federation and contribute to the development of national science, existing and tested at the time of application.

Breakthrough

The Prize is awarded to:
  • scientists and scientific teams (of no more than three persons), who are adults and without age restrictions;
  • for a scientific research (presented, for example, in the form of a scientific article or a series of scientific articles) that solves an important scientific or technological problem and that can be creating a future technology (the horizon of possible implementation of future technologies is 3-10 years);
  • for scientific research that are performed in the Russian Federation and contribute to the development of national science.

Discovery

The Prize is awarded to:
  • foreign scientists (and/or citizens of the Russian Federation who are non-residents of the Russian Federation) and scientific teams (of no more than three persons), who are adults and without age restrictions;
  • for a significant scientific discovery (presented, for example, in the form of a scientific article or a series of scientific articles) that has influenced the development of science and technology, and in which a connection can be established with the possibility of creating future technology (the horizon of possible implementation of future technologies is 3-10 years);
  • for scientific discoveries made abroad that contribute to the development of global science.

scientist of the year

The Prize is awarded to:
  • for outstanding cumulative personal contributions to the development of fundamental science that have changed the landscape of science and technology;
  • the contribution means scientific works (scientific papers, patents) containing a fundamental or technological breakthrough (i.e. based on these works, future technologies have been created or could be created in the horizon of 3-10 years).
  • for scientific results that were performed in the Russian Federation and contribute to the development of national science.

Award

НАГРАДА ПРЕМИИ «Вызов»

Money Prize

The winners in each categories will receive a 11,000,000 rubles prize.

Premium fund

55 000 000 rubles.

FUTURE TECHNOLOGY

FUTURE TECHNOLOGY

For our purposes, the notion of "future technology" encompasses science-intensive projects that can be implemented within three to ten years to significantly improve people's lives. Achievements to be acknowledged by this Prize are bound to shape the future and benefit various aspects of human life, such as health, communications, logistics, energy, etc.

areas of future technology:

Mission and Purpose

  • WHAT IS VYZOV?

    Vyzov means "challenge" in Russian. It is a complex task that demands breakthrough energy, immense knowledge, and courage from those who have set out to complete it. So, the name Vyzov refers to these qualities and emphasizes the future-oriented nature of the Award.

  • Prize mission

    The Prize aspires to encourage the new generation to pursue science and technology.

  • Prize Purpose

    The Prize aims to make scientists and their discoveries a symbol of success in modern-day Russia and create conditions for the practical implementation of future technologies.

Prestige, credibility, expertise

  • This Prize is designed to recognize fundamental breakthroughs, ideas, and inventions that are changing the landscape of modern science and the lives of every single person.

  • The Scientific Committee of the Prize, consisting of top Russian scientists of international renown, has developed impartial criteria and a transparent procedure for selecting the winners, ensuring the high credibility and prestige of the Prize.

  • The Prize timely identifies and recognizes the contribution of scientists, inventors, and engineers to the most advanced technology, emphasizing Russia's commitment to being at the forefront of global technological innovation.

  • The Prize is given out in five categories covering the full range of future technologies. A significant money prize will be awarded in each of the categories.

Manifesto

We humans start cognizing the world as soon as we are born.
As we cognize the world, we start asking questions.
Failing to find sufficient answers, we decide to change the world.
Obviously, we should not look up to science, hoping it will answer age-old questions like "What am I living for?" Many mysteries of human life have, in fact, nothing to do with science and technology. And still, a scientist's journey begins with a question.
At the turn of the millennium, the brightest minds of humanity thought it was crucial to find answers to the following questions:
– What is the dark matter and dark energy of the universe?
– What is the physical nature of memory?
– How are the thinking process and the human brain organized?
– Can a "theory of everything" be devised?
– Will we ever run out of energy?
– Can natural intelligence and artificial intelligence be combined?
– Can we decipher the genetic code?
– How can we build a quantum computer?
Scientists continue to ask questions that will only be answered in the future. Their discoveries gradually bring all humanity closer to the coveted heights, opening new horizons before them. But is the public status and authority of the scientists strong enough in today's world? It is time for us to reflect. Throughout the twentieth century, resonating from its greatest historical upheavals, the world started rethinking the role of science and debated the public status of scientists. The most significant role in this process for many decades has been played by the first among scientific awards, the illustrious Nobel Prize, established in 1901.
Obviously, a significant discovery, let alone a real breakthrough, is not made with prestigious prizes in mind. Science is hard work spanning many years, filled with successes and disappointments, sudden enlightenments and years of wandering in the dark. As the great Max Weber admitted, "Every scientific 'fulfillment' raises new 'questions'... [and we] will be surpassed scientifically – let that be repeated – for it is our common fate and, more, our common goal... We cannot work without hoping that others will advance further than we have."
But no matter how inspired a scientist may be by the unachievable radiance of pure reason, public recognition is essential to both the development of their own unique career and the technological progress of all humanity. Let us cast a nostalgic glance back to our recent Soviet past – the early sixties: Gagarin is the first human in space; “physics is in favor", young people are flooding university admission offices inspired by charismatic Wits & Humor team captains; everyone's favorite movie characters are four-eyed nerds and nuclear physicists, scientists of world renown host popular TV shows.
Their challenge to the soon-to-be-over era was, “Being smart is in vogue!”
Our challenge is the VYZOV Prize for Future Technologies.
We challenge the established paradigm of the national science and socio-cultural space:
• It is the first national Prize designed to recognize fundamental breakthroughs, ideas, and inventions that change the landscape of modern science and the life of every single person.
• The Scientific Committee of the Prize, consisting of top Russian scientists of international renown, has developed impartial criteria and a transparent procedure for selecting the winners, ensuring the high credibility and prestige of the Prize.
• The Prize timely identifies and recognizes the contribution of scientists, inventors, and engineers to the most advanced technology, emphasizing Russia's commitment to being at the forefront of global technological innovation.
• The Prize is given out in five categories covering the full range of future technologies. A significant money prize will be awarded in each of the categories.
• The Prize ceremony will bring together top scientists, artists, politicians, and athletes, creating a community of future technology ambassadors.
As the eminent Soviet philosopher Merab Mamardashvili said, “Never be afraid of going too far because the truth is still farther.”
Face the challenge
for farther means into the future.

THE VYZOV PRIZE SCEINCE COMMITTEE 2024

Артём Оганов - фото
artem oganov CHAIRMAN OF THE PRIZE SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Professor of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Physics and Mathematics, Professor at the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, Head of the Department of Semiconductors and Dielectrics at the National University of Science and Technology MISIS, Member of Academia Europaea, Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the American Physical Society.

Юрий Оганесян - фото
yuri oganessian ADVISOR TO THE PRIZE SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN

Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Physics and Mathematics, Chairman of the Scientific Council for Applied Nuclear Physics at the Russian Academy of Sciences, Head of the Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Professor at Lomonosov Moscow State University, Professor at Moscow Engineering Physics Institute, Doctor of the Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia.

Алексей Фёдоров - фото
aleksey fedorov Deputy Chairman of the Prize Scientific Committee

Head of the Quantum Information Technologies research group at the Russian Quantum Center, Head of the Quantum Information Technologies Laboratory at the National University of Science and Technology MISIS, the youngest professor at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, member of the Coordination Council for Youth Affairs in Science and Education of the Presidential Council on Science and Education.

Сергей Килин - фото
sergey kilin

Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Doctor of Physics Mathematics, Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Professor at Belarusian State University.

Александр Габибов - фото
alexander gabibov

Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Chemistry, Professor at Lomonosov Moscow State University, Director of the Shemyakin – Ovchinnikov Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry.

Всеволод Белоусов - фото
vsevolod belousov

Professor of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Biology, Director of the Federal Centre for Brain Research and Neurotechnology of the Federal Medical-Biological Agency of Russia.

Георгий Шляпников - фото
georgy shlyapnikov

Doctor of Physics and Mathematics, Head of the research group at the Russian Quantum Center, Director of the research branch of the Theoretical Physics Laboratory at the National Center for Scientific Research, Professor at the University of Amsterdam.

valentin ananikov

Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Member of Academia Europaea, Doctor of Chemistry, Professor at Lomonosov Moscow State University, Head of the Laboratory at the Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry, Head of the Chemistry Section of the Department of Chemistry and Materials Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Raul Gainetdinov

Candidate of Sciences in Medicine, Director of the Institute of Translational Biomedicine, Head of Laboratory for Neurobiology and Molecular Pharmacology, Head of Research with the Pirogov Clinic of High Medical Technologies at the St. Petersburg State University.

Alexander Krainov

Candidate of Sciences in Technology, Head of Yandex Laboratory for Machine Intelligence, Director for the Development of Artificial Intelligence Technologies with Yandex, Member of the Yandex Science Award Expert Council, Member of the Supervisory Board, Institute of Fine Mechanics and Optics (ITMO).

andrei shevelkov

Professor of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Chemistry, Distinguished Professor at Lomonosov Moscow State University, Head of the Inorganic Chemistry Department at Lomonosov Moscow State University, Member of the American Chemical Society.

simon matskeplishvili

Professor of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Medicine, Honored Scientist of the Russian Federation, Deputy Director for Science and Research and Head of the Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery Department at Lomonosov Moscow State University Medical Research and Education Center.

vadim govorun

Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Biology, Head of the Laboratory of Simple Systems, Head of the Department of Molecular and Translational Medicine at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (National Research University), Member of the Federal Russian Presidential Council for Science and Education.

alexey paevsky

Co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Neuronovosti.Ru portal, editor-in-chief of the Mendeleev.info portal, Board Member of the Mendeleev Russian Chemical Society, Expert of the project office of the Decade of Science and Technology in Russia.

Андрей Коняев - фото
andrey konyaev

Ph.D. in Physics and Mathematics, founder of the N + 1 popular science portal.

alexander grek

Editor-in-chief of TechInsider magazine, founder and editor-in-chief of the Russian edition of Popular Mechanics magazine.

alena mastiukova

Secretary of the Prize Scientific Committee

Postgraduate student at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, researcher for the Quantum Information Technologies group at the Russian Quantum Center and the Laboratory of Quantum Information Technologies at the National University of Science and Technology MISIS, holder of the Presidential scholarship for young scientists and postgraduates.

Andrey Reznichenko

Head of Science Desk, TASS News Agency.

Yevgeny Burnayev

Doctor of Sciences in Physics and Mathematics, Director of the Skoltech Applied Artificial Intelligence Center, Professor with Skoltech.

Emil Akhmedov

Doctor of Sciences in Physics and Mathematics, Head of Chair for Theoretical Physics, MIPT.

Olga Tarasova

Co-founder of the NASHA LABA project, Director of the Center for the Development of Scientific and Educational Initiatives, Chair of the Youth Council, All-Russian Society of Inventors and Efficiency Experts, member of the Coordination Council for Youth Affairs in Science and Education of the Presidential Council on Science and Education.

  • Артём Оганов
    artem oganov CHAIRMAN OF THE PRIZE SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

    Professor of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Physics and Mathematics, Professor at the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, Head of the Department of Semiconductors and Dielectrics at the National University of Science and Technology MISIS, Member of Academia Europaea, Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the American Physical Society.

    Affiliations Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, National University of Science and Technology MISIS Areas of interest Chemistry, materials science, geology h-index 86 Achievements
    • USPEX – a method for crystal structure prediction.
    • High-temperature superconductivity.
    • A theory of the origin of water on Earth.
  • Юрий Оганесян
    yuri oganessian ADVISOR TO THE PRIZE SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN

    Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Physics and Mathematics, Chairman of the Scientific Council for Applied Nuclear Physics at the Russian Academy of Sciences, Head of the Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Professor at Lomonosov Moscow State University, Professor at Moscow Engineering Physics Institute, Doctor of the Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia.

    Affiliations Joint Institute for Nuclear Research Areas of interest Physics h-index 65 Achievements
    • The 118th chemical element, oganesson (Og), was named in his honor.
    • Discovery of superheavy chemical elements: rutherfordium, dubnium, seaborgium, bohrium.
    • Fundamental work on the synthesis of new elements using heavy ion beams.
  • Алексей Фёдоров
    aleksey fedorov

    Deputy Chairman of the Prize Scientific Committee, Head of the Quantum Information Technologies research group at the Russian Quantum Center, Head of the Quantum Information Technologies Laboratory at the National University of Science and Technology MISIS, the youngest professor at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, member of the Coordination Council for Youth Affairs in Science and Education of the Presidential Council on Science and Education.

    Affiliations Russian Quantum Center Areas of interest Physics, quantum information theory h-index 26 Achievements
    • First ever quantum blockchain.
    • Qudit-based quantum processor.
    • Youngest professor at the MIPT.
  • Сергей Килин
    sergey kilin

    Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Doctor of Physics Mathematics, Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Professor at Belarusian State University.

    Affiliations Stepanov Institute of Physics of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus Areas of interest Physics, quantum technology h-index 24 Achievements
    • Wrote the first review of quantum computing in Russian.
    • Was one of the first scientist in the world to study single photons.
    • Developed a theory of quantum fluctuations in in nonlinear-optical interactions.
  • Александр Габибов
    alexander gabibov

    Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Chemistry, Professor at Lomonosov Moscow State University, Director of the Shemyakin – Ovchinnikov Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry.

    Affiliations Shemyakin – Ovchinnikov Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry Areas of interest Biochemistry h-index 36 Achievements
    • President of the Russian Biochemical Society.
    • Discovered natural catalytic antibody activity and ways to utilize it in medical research.
  • Всеволод Белоусов
    vsevolod belousov

    Professor of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Biology, Director of the Federal Centre for Brain Research and Neurotechnology of the Federal Medical-Biological Agency of Russia.

    Affiliations Federal Centre for Brain Research and Neurotechnology Areas of interest Biology, medicine h-index 39 Achievements
    • Developed new approaches to neuron activation by thermooptogenetics using thermosensitive ion channels.
  • Георгий Шляпников
    georgy shlyapnikov

    Doctor of Physics and Mathematics, Head of the research group at the Russian Quantum Center, Director of the research branch of the Theoretical Physics Laboratory at the National Center for Scientific Research, Professor at the University of Amsterdam.

    Affiliations Russian Quantum Center Areas of interest Quantum physics h-index 54 Achievements
    • Discovered a new type of phase transition in many-body systems.
    • Discovered new topological many-body quantum states.
    • BEC Prize.
  • Валентин Анаников
    valentin ananikov

    Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Member of Academia Europaea, Doctor of Chemistry, Professor at Lomonosov Moscow State University, Head of the Laboratory at the Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry, Head of the Chemistry Section of the Department of Chemistry and Materials Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

    Affiliations Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry Areas of interest Fundamental research on catalysis, organic chemistry and physicochemistry of nanoparticles h-index 72 Achievements
    • Created highly efficient next-generation catalysts.
    • Discovered the phenomenon of dynamic catalysis.
    • Created a unique method for comprehensive experimental and theoretical study of catalytic processes.
  • Рауль Гайнетдинов
    Raul Gainetdinov

    Candidate of Sciences in Medicine, Director of the Institute of Translational Biomedicine, Head of Laboratory for Neurobiology and Molecular Pharmacology, Head of Research with the Pirogov Clinic of High Medical Technologies at the St. Petersburg State University.

    Affiliation St. Petersburg State University Area of Activity Neurobiology, dopamine pharmacology, mental and neurological brain disorders h-index 103 Notable Achievements
    • Invented brand-new medication therapy methods for treating brain disorders.
    • Invented new medicines for treating neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease.
    • A pioneer and a global leader in research in dopamine pharmacology and trace amine-associated receptors.
    • Three times named one of the world's Highly Cited Researchers by Web of Science (WoS).
  • Александр Крайнов
    Alexander Krainov

    Candidate of Sciences in Technology, Head of Yandex Laboratory for Machine Intelligence, Director for the Development of Artificial Intelligence Technologies with Yandex, Member of the Yandex Science Award Expert Council, Member of the Supervisory Board, Institute of Fine Mechanics and Optics (ITMO).

    Affiliation Yandex Area of Activity Artificial intelligence, computer vision h-индекс - Notable Achievements
    • Develops experimental AI-based products and technologies.
    • Develops algorithms for audio and video compression and transmission, voice recognition, computer vision.
    • Directed the development of computer vision algorithms and products at Yandex for 9 years.
    • Developed an indexing system for Russia’s first online marketplace while working for Port.ru, one of Russia’s first Internet companies.
  • Андрей Шевельков
    andrei shevelkov

    Professor of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Chemistry, Distinguished Professor at Lomonosov Moscow State University, Head of the Inorganic Chemistry Department at Lomonosov Moscow State University, Member of the American Chemical Society.

    Affiliations Lomonosov Moscow State University Areas of interest Inorganic chemistry, supramolecular chemistry, inorganic synthesis, thermoelectric materials, superconductors h-index 33 Achievements
    • Synthesis and structural studies of various inorganic compounds.
    • Development of synthetic alternatives to certain minerals.
    • Chairman of the Specialized Dissertation Council at Lomonosov Moscow State University
  • Симон Мацкеплишвили
    simon matskeplishvili

    Professor of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Medicine, Honored Scientist of the Russian Federation, Deputy Director for Science and Research and Head of the Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery Department at Lomonosov Moscow State University Medical Research and Education Center.

    Affiliations A.N. Bakulev National Medical Research Center for Cardiovascular Surgery Area of interest Medicine, cardiology, cellular technologies in heart research h-index 18 Achievements
    • Created a hardware and software system for modeling the mechanics of myocardial contractions.
    • Developed a method for preoperative risk stratification of cardiovascular complications in extracardiac surgical procedures.
    • Introduced new methods for assessing the connection between physiologic processes of myocardial contraction and perfusion.
    • Proposed a new scale for assessing life quality in acute heart failure.
  • Вадим Маркович Говорун
    vadim markovich govorun Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Biology, Head of the Laboratory of Simple Systems, Head of the Department of Molecular and Translational Medicine at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (National Research University), Member of the Federal Russian Presidential Council for Science and Education.

    Affiliations Federal Research Institute for Systems Biology and Medicine Area of interest Molecular diagnostics, genomics, proteomics, systems biology, synthetic biology h-index 37 Achievements
    • Led the development and implementation of the test system for the diagnostics of SARS-CoV-2.
    • Developed the IZASCRIN8 analyzer for rapid diagnostics based on loop-mediated isothermal amplification. The analyzer can be used for detecting the SARS-CoV-2 pathogen.
    • Identified the full metabolite scope for Mollicute bacteria.
    • Created a new branch of physico-chemical medicine related to the application of omics in biology and medicine in normal and pathological conditions.
  • алексей паевский
    alexey paevsky

    Co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Neuronovosti.Ru portal, editor-in-chief of the Mendeleev.info portal, Board Member of the Mendeleev Russian Chemical Society, Expert of the project office of the Decade of Science and Technology in Russia.

    Affiliations Neuronovosti.Ru portal Areas of interest Journalism, science popularization h-index - Achievements
    • Founder of Mendeleev.info portal.
    • Co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Neuronovosti.Ru portal.
    • Co-founder of the popular neuroscience lecture project Izviliny znaniy [Knowledge gyri].
  • Андрей Коняев
    andrey konyaev

    Ph.D. in Physics and Mathematics, founder of the N + 1 popular science portal.

    andrey konyaev N+1 popular scince portal Areas of interest Mathematics, science popularization h-index - Achievements
    • Founder of the N + 1 popular science portal.
    • Science communicator.
  • Александр Грек
    alexander grek

    Editor-in-chief of TechInsider magazine, founder and editor-in-chief of the Russian edition of Popular Mechanics magazine.

    Affiliations TechInsider magazine, Popular Mechanics magazine Areas of interest Journalism, science popularization h-index - Achievements
    • Head of National Geographic Russia (2010-2016).
    • Shaped the identity of the Russian edition of Popular Mechanics magazine.
  • Алёна Мастюкова
    alena mastiukova Secretary of the Prize Scientific Committee

    Postgraduate student at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, researcher for the Quantum Information Technologies group at the Russian Quantum Center and the Laboratory of Quantum Information Technologies at the National University of Science and Technology MISIS, holder of the Presidential scholarship for young scientists and postgraduates.

    Affiliations Russian Quantum Center Areas of interest Quantum information technology, machine learning, many-body theory h-index 4 Achievements
    • Studied decoherence in many-body quantum systems, proposed a noise protection scheme.
    • Winner of the Russian Academy of Sciences medal and the prize for young scientists and students in information technology, computer science, and automation.
    • Presidential scholarship for young scientists and postgraduates conducting promising research.
  • Андрей Резниченко
    Andrey Reznichenko

    Head of Science Desk, TASS News Agency.

    Affiliation TASS News Agency Area of Activity Journalism, popular science h-index - Notable Achievements
    • Founded a Science Desk and an Environment Desk at two major Russian news agencies .
    • Laureate of the Russian Union of Journalists’ Award.
  • Евгений Бурнаев
    Yevgeny Burnayev

    Doctor of Sciences in Physics and Mathematics, Director of the Skoltech Applied Artificial Intelligence Center, Professor with Skoltech.

    Affiliation Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) Area of Activity Artificial intelligence, deep neural networks, neural visualization h-index 38 Notable Achievements
    • Developed and teaches three full courses for Skoltech’s CDISE curriculum: Machine Learning, Bayesian Machine Learning, Foundations of Data Science.
    • Laureate of the Moscow Government Prize for Young Scientists (2017).
    • Winner of the Best Paper Award at the IEEE Internet of People conference for his research on eSports (2019).
    • Laureate of the Ilya Segalovich Yandex Science Prize as the Best Research Director for Postgraduate Students in the Field of Computer Sciences (2020).
    • Winner of the Best Paper Award at the International Workshop on Artificial Neural Networks in Pattern Recognition for his research on point cloud modeling and 3D-shape prediction (2020).
    • Winner of the Best Cooperation Project Leader Award from Huawei (2021).
  • Эмиль Ахмедов
    Emil Akhmedov

    Doctor of Sciences in Physics and Mathematics, Head of Chair for Theoretical Physics, MIPT.

    Affiliation: Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology Best known as:
    • Expert in physics of the very early universe in the context of primordial black holes, and in Quantum Field Theory for nonstandard situations
    • Author of dozens of popular-science articles published on PostNauka, Elementy, Arche, etc.
  • Ольга Тарасова
    Olga Tarasova

    Co-founder of the NASHA LABA project, Director of the Center for the Development of Scientific and Educational Initiatives, Chair of the Youth Council, All-Russian Society of Inventors and Efficiency Experts, member of the Coordination Council for Youth Affairs in Science and Education of the Presidential Council on Science and Education.

    Affiliation NASHA LABA, Youth Council of the All-Russian Society of Inventors and Efficiency Experts Area of Activity Technology entrepreneurship, scientific volunteering h-index - Notable Achievements
    • Co-founder of the NASHA LABA project for the creation of a People's Catalogue of Scientific Equipment and Consumables.
    • Author of the All-Russian Open Lesson project on “Inventive Activity and Intellectual Property” for school students and young people for the International Intellectual Property Day.
    • Member of the Public Council, Federal Agency for Youth Affairs.
    • Participant of President Putin’s meeting with young scientists and the attendees of the Managerial Pool Program for Science, Technology and Higher Education as part of the Second Congress of Young Scientists.

LAUREATES OF THE VYZOV PRIZE FOR FUTURE TECHNOLOGIES 2023

Илья Семериков
Гамлет Ходжибагиян
Павлос Лагудакис
Рауль Гайнетдинов
NEWS
The acceptance of applications for VYZOV Prize for Future Technologies has been completed

Applications were received from all over the world.The participants are from all continents except Antarctica.We are glad to see such interest to the Prize, and from today all the news in this Telegram channel will be published in two languages: Russian and English.Stay tuned for updates!

21 May 2024
ANTICIPATING A NEW WORLD: VYZOV FOUNDATION HELD SEMINAR IN SCIENCE DIPLOMACY

On April 23, a seminar "Anticipating a New World: The Time for Action in Science Diplomacy" organized by the Vyzov Foundation for the Development of Scientific and Cultural Relations was held in Moscow. Participants of the seminar discussed the opportunities for scientific diplomacy in the times of political turmoil and issues of preserving trust in the scientific community.Leonid Shlyakhover, President of the Vyzov Foundation, noted that the event was an important step towards the establishment of a sustainable international dialogue."Maintaining the scientific dialogue based on trust is now harder than ever, but this is a crucial task. Science should stay out of politics, but the reality is different, and therefore scientists are forced to act as diplomats. The Vyzov Foundation strives to create an independent platform for exchanging opinions in order to carry of the scientific dialogue. We want the scientific diplomacy seminar to become a regular event held several times a year," noted Leonid Shlyakhover.The seminar was attended by Thomas Greminger, Director of the Geneva Center for Security Policy, former Secretary General of OSCE. He believes that that joint international projects aimed at overcoming the current challenges are an effective tool of scientific diplomacy, building trust between scientists and researchers from different countries. He called for the creation of informal platforms in order to continue meaningful dialogue and exchange of views despite political differences."Scientific diplomacy can foster trust-building. When there are few opportunities for a dialogue, science can become the means that helps preserve communication channels and strengthen relationships for future dialogue and cooperation. If official platforms and exchanges are frozen, let's create informal ones," said Thomas Greminger.Photo: Photobank of Vyzov FoundationAnastasia Likhacheva, Dean of Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs at the Higher School of Economics, pointed out that scientific diplomacy can become a tool to counter sanctions. According to her, despite the increasing pressure experienced by the Russian science, it is important to uphold international cooperation. She suggested creating specific visas for young scientists and research teams."The influence that politics exerts on science is increasing, but the number of scientific challenges is on the rise as well. The entire logic of the development of humankind leads me to believe that science will prevail. But it's a shame that science is facing so many obstacles right now," commented Anastasia Likhacheva.Aleksey Fedorov, Deputy Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the VYZOV Prize, said that the Prize is an important tool of scientific diplomacy. He noted that applications for the international Discovery category come from all over the world, and emphasized the openness and transparency of the procedure for selecting winners.The participants of the seminar on scientific diplomacy agreed that under current conditions, it is necessary to maintain the international scientific dialogue, develop joint academic initiatives with other countries, and promote scientific exchange programs among students. Now there is great demand in the scientific community for the creation of platforms, including informal ones, for the exchange of views and the development of real measures to maintain international contacts in the field of science."The key takeaway of the scientific diplomacy seminar is that we are moving in the right direction. Almost every participant of this event said that they were looking forward to the next steps. Scientific diplomacy is the tool that actually works and it is necessary for meaningful communication between scientists from different countries," said Elena Eremenko, Vice President of the Vyzov Foundation.Photo: Photobank of Vyzov FoundationVyzov Foundation for the Development of Scientific and Cultural Relations is founder and organizer of the VYZOV National Prize for Future Technologies. The Foundation aims to popularize science and technological achievements, to create an expert community in the sphere of future technologies, to turn scientists into opinion leaders, and to foster sustainable international scientific dialogue. Co-founder of the Vyzov Foundation is Gazprombank. Its partners are Rosatom State Atomiс Energy Corporation and Roscongress Foundation with the support of the Government of Moscow.

24 April 2024
2024 VYZOV NATIONAL PRIZE FOR FUTURE TECHNOLOGIES REGULATIONS REVISED

Revised version of the 2024 VYZOV National Prize for Future Technologies dated March 22, 2024 has been published.We would like to remind you that this year, you can apply for the Prize in five categories:- Future – for a scientific achievement that has influenced the dynamics of the development of future technologies (awarded to scientists below the age of 35);- Engineering Solution – for an invention that helped significantly advance a certain technology;- Breakthrough – for a scientific research that enables the creation of future technologies;- Discovery – international category for a significant discovery that has influenced the development of science and technologies;- Scientist of the Year – for personal contribution to creating future technologies and changing the scientific landscape.You can submit your application through May 20, 2024.

22 April 2024
ALENA MASTYUKOVA, SECRETARY OF THE SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE OF THE VYZOV PRIZE, RECEIVED AN AWARD FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF PHYSICAL SCIENCE

Alyona Mastyukova, Secretary of the Scientific Committee of the VYZOV Prize, researcher at the Russian Quantum Center and at National University of Science and Technology lab, postgraduate student at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, won the 2023 Kolba Prize in Physics category. The awards ceremony in this category took place on April 19.  The Kolba Prize is an annual interdisciplinary award for women working in various fields of science and technology. It was established by the Women in Nuclear Russia Foundation to promote women in science, spotlight important achievements in science and technology, share knowledge and experience, as well as to create a space for interaction between business and science in order to create a large women's community and multiply human and intellectual capital. The laureates of the Prize receive a badge of distinction, and an interview with them is published on the Prize's website.  "As astronomer Vera Rubin once said, "Science is competitive, aggressive, demanding. It is also creative, inspiring, uplifting. You can do it, too. Each one of you can change the world, for you are made of star stuff, and you are connected to the universe." The Kolba Prize means not just recognition of scientific achievements in various fields, it is also an important step towards giving credit to women in science. I am proud that my work in physics is recognized and appreciated, and I hope that this will incentivize other women to overcome all stereotypes and never have fear to achieve outstanding results in science and its popularization," said Alena Mastyukova when receiving the 2023 Kolba Prize for her contribution to the development of physical sciences.Alena Mastyukova studies decoherence processes in multiparticle quantum systems and develops quantum algorithms. She is a frequent guest at popular science events where she speaks about her scientific interests that include quantum computing, quantum programming, and quantum machine learning. Alena Mastyukova's works have been distinguished by the Medal of the Russian Academy of Sciences for Young Scientists, the Russian Presidential Scholarship for young scientists and postgraduate students engaged in promising scientific research, and other awards. 

19 April 2024
MARIA ZAKHAROVA URGED SCIENTISTS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD TO APPLY FOR VYZOV PRIZE

Maria Zakharova, Director of the Information and Press Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry, mentioned the Discovery international category of the VYZOV Prize at a media briefing and urged scientists to submit applications for the award.  "This category was established for foreign scientists and Russian citizens working abroad. We encourage scientists from all over the world, creators of ideas and inventions that can change the landscape of modern science and the lives of all people, to participate in the contest for this award." Maria Zakharova also emphasized the important mission of the VYZOV Prize.     "The mission of the Prize is to motivate the younger generation to pursue science. Its other task, equally important, is to lay the groundwork for a sustainable and equitable international scientific dialogue." The VYZOV National Prize for Future Technologies is awarded in five categories: Future, Engineering Solution, Breakthrough, Scientist of the Year, and Discovery. You can submit your application at премиявызов.рф through May 20. 

18 April 2024
VYZOV PRIZE PRESENTED TO SIBERIAN SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY

Scientists of the Siberian Federal District gathered at Tomsk State University to attend the conference "Science Without Borders. Siberia Accepts the Challenge." The event focused on the VYZOV Prize awarded for fundamental breakthroughs, ideas and inventions in five nominations covering the entire range of future technologies. The conference was organized by Tomsk State University and the Vyzov Foundation for the Development of Scientific and Cultural Relations. The event was held with the aid of the University Consortium of Big Data Researchers.High-tech and science-intensive products make 21% in the gross regional product of the Tomsk Oblast, much higher than in Russia and in the Siberian Federal District on average. The region is a well-known scientific center, and that was one of the main reasons why organizers of the VYZOV Prize decided to visit TSU to make sure that as many scientists as possible learn about this award that is designed to support their efforts."What other region could become the first host of such an away event featuring the organizers of the VYZOV Prize in preparation of the next stage of the National Award for Future Technologies? Tomsk Oblast is a region of knowledge and technology. It is developing and lives up to this title. We actively cooperate with the "Big Tomsk University" that combines the efforts of all universities, research institutes, and science and technology companies with a focus on future technologies," said Lyudmila Ogorodova, Deputy Governor of the Tomsk Region for Scientific and Technological Development, in her opening speech.Photo: TSU press serviceEduard Galazhinskiy, TSU Rector, noted that the "Science Without Borders. Siberia Accepts the Challenge" conference should demonstrate full potential of the Russian science and encourage scientists to apply for the VYZOV Prize."We are basically witnessing the emergence of a new mechanism for supporting and promoting science in Russia," said Mr. Galazhinskiy in his opening remark. "It is kind of a Russian Oscar in science, and the prestige of this award is very high. Both the Government of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Science and Higher Education take note of it. We see fierce competition between the United States and China for technological "packages" in the industrial revolution. Russia is the third country that can start an alternative and sovereign technological history."Photo: TSU press serviceAleksey Fedorov, Deputy Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the VYZOV Prize, head of Quantum Information Technologies research group at the Russian Quantum Center, Director of the Institute of Physics and Quantum Engineering at MISIS University, noted that it is important for the organizers of the VYZOV Prize to talk about this award at places that are leaders in science, knowledge, and technology, such as the TSU and the entire Tomsk Oblast."Since we represent a young and developing award, it is very important for us to spread the news about it at the sites that are known leaders in science, knowledge, and technology. Thank you for the opportunity to hold this conference at TSU. Our goal is to talk about the tools for further technology development that scientists are rewarded for," said Aleksey Fedorov.Gazprombank is co-founder of the VYZOV and Award. Dmitry Zauers, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Gazprombank and alumnus of TSU, spoke at the plenary part of the conference about ways of supporting scientists by the bank."Gazprombank has extensive experience and unique competencies that allow us to assess breakthrough technologies and research projects of the future, identify promising teams and scientists at an early stage. In order to build knowledge-driven economy, it is necessary to ensure uninterrupted transition of scientific inventions into new technologies. The VYZOV Prize has become a statement that science is important and requested by the state, society, and businesses. And for young people who are making their first steps in science, it means that their ideas and efforts will be appreciated and fill find practical applications," emphasized Dmitry Zauers.Awards as a means for supporting scientists not only promote science, but also help researchers find investors and gain additional recognition among colleagues. This view was expressed by Ilya Semerikov, Candidate of Sciences in Physics and Mathematics, head of Scalable Ion Quantum Computing research group at the Russian Quantum Center, researcher at the Lebedev Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and winner of the 2023 VYZOV Prize in Future category."Awards certainly add value to your work. Telling investors and colleagues that you are engaged in promising research in quantum technologies is one thing, but adding that your work has been recognized by the highly respected Scientific Committee of the VYZOV Prize and that you have won the Prize in one of the categories, this is something completely different. Such presentation of research is a strong argument that you can be trusted, and the technologies under development really have the potential to improve people's lives in the near future," noted Ilya Semerikov.Photo: TSU press serviceVyzov Foundation for the Development of Scientific and Cultural Relations is founder and organizer of the VYZOV National Prize for Future Technologies. The mission of the Foundation is to make science a popular and desirable occupation, to create new perception of science and technologies as topmost values for the society. The Foundation aims to popularize science and technological achievements, to create an expert community in the sphere of future technologies, to turn scientists into opinion leaders, to create an effective mechanism for interation between science and businesses, and to foster sustainable international scientific dialogue.

17 April 2024

VYZOV AWARD CEREMONY. THE FIRST OSCAR IN SCIENCE

FAQ

  • How to nominate for the "VYZOV" PRIZE?

    You can be nominated by any scientist as well as by the Scientific Council of your organization. Self-nomination is also allowed. In our experience, self-nomination is the most popular option. It takes very little time to complete the nomination form, about 20 minutes. We don't want scholars to spend a lot of time on paperwork!

  • CAN I APPLY IF I'M NOT 18 YEARS OLD?

    Unfortunately, no, according to the rules, the "VYZOV" Prize is open to adults of legal capacity.

  • CAN SCIENTIFIC TEAMS PARTICIPATE IN THE AWARD?

    Yes, according to the Prize rules, the main applicant will be 1 person who has made the greatest contribution to the project, and in addition to the main applicant, it will be possible to specify up to 2 people who participated in the project. In case of winning the Prize, 50% of the winnings will be given to the applicant personally and 50% will be divided among other project participants in equal proportions.

  • WHAT IS THE PRIZE AMOUNT IF I WIN the "VYZOV" PRIZE?

    Each Award amounts to 10 million Russian rubles (before tax deduction), that equivalent to ca 110 thousand US dollars.

  • Who can receive the "VYZOV" PRIZE?

    The "VYZOV" Prize has five categories, each with one laureate (but there can be up to two co-laureates - except for the «Scientist of the Year» category, which is awarded to one scientist). All laureates are legal adult scientists without age restrictions (except for the youth category «Future»). Only actively working scientists or engineers can become laureates. Only scientists predominantly working in Russia can receive awards in the categories «Scientist of the Year», «Breakthrough», «Engineering Solution», and «Future», while laureates in the «Discovery» category predominantly work in other countries.

  • Is the "VYZOV" PRIZE given for fundamental scientific work?

    Yes. Any work that changes the landscape of science and technology can be recognized with the "VYZOV" Prize. This spectrum includes all exact and natural sciences, from pure mathematics to physics, chemistry, biomedicine, astronomy, and engineering. Even the most abstract scientific work will eventually lead to the creation of new technologies.

  • What is the main criterion for evaluating scientific work?

    The main criterion is impact. We award those scientists and engineers whose work will maximally determine the future of science and technology.

  • I’VE BEEN AWARDED IN THE ‘DISCOVERY’ CATEGORY. HOW CAN I ATTEND THE AWARD CEREMONY?

    The VYZOV Foundation will assist laureates in organizing a trip to Russia to receive their awards. We will cover your visa fee, travel expenses and accommodation.

  • WHAT IS THE PROCESS FOR AWARDING LAUREATES WITH PRIZE MONEY?

    Awarding laureates with prize money (including those in the ‘Discovery’ category) shall be done by issuing a personal banking card for each laureate and transferring the prize money to it (in rubles).