Arctic Wave scientific discoveries festival starts in Norilsk

Arctic Wave scientific discoveries festival starts in Norilsk

April 01, 2022

For the first time in the festival history, the program will cover five settlements: Norilsk, Dudinka, Nikel, Zapolyarny and Monchegorsk.

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. Each of them will become the capital of future polar scientists and engineers for several days. The festival program will run from 8 to 28 April.

Many of the technologies created during the northern territories development are used far beyond the Arctic. Nature reveals new resources and hidden potential in a person living beyond the Arctic Circle.

Mutual support and good adaptive abilities necessary for life in polar cities turn their inhabitants into talented inventors, engineers, miners and builders. The program of the Arctic Wave festival will tell about this and much more.

The scientific and educational event will be held in the format of immersion – an adventure quest, where schoolchildren will get acquainted with the history of the great discoverers of the Arctic and master the skills necessary for the conquerors of the North.

Another important event of the festival will be the educational hub, which will open for schoolchildren and students of the city at the Polar State University in early April. The speakers will be well-known scientists and modern researchers. Among them, Alexey Savvateyev, doctor of mathematics, leading researcher at the Central Economics and Mathematics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, popularizer of mathematics among children and adults.

Other speakers are the co-founder of the Prostoye Delo organization, which develops environmental solutions for business and production, Anastasia Varlygina; a resident of Skolkovo, a robotics engineer, the founder of Motorika, the first Russian manufacturer of unique bionic prostheses, Ilya Chekh and others.

The Russian Academy of Sciences’ Chemical Physics Institute press office head, co-founder and editor-in-chief of the portal, full member of the Russian Geographical Society and the Russian Chemical Society, Alexey Paevsky will make an excursion into the history of the development of the Arctic in his lecture Great Discoverers Followers and Technologies that Conquered the Arctic. Artyom Akshintsev, academic ecologist, researcher at the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Water Institute, science popularizer, the Russian Travel Geek popular science expedition club head, will talk about how you can help science while traveling around Russia.

An evening lecture hall will open in the fablab, where citizens will hear small popular science lectures and discussions. The range of topics is diverse: from scientists’ advice on getting rid of the COVID-19 consequences to discussing the latest technologies of the future.

Arctic Wave is organized by the Nornickel company with the support of the Norilsk, Taimyr, Monchegorsk and the Murmansk region municipalities. The festival was first held in 2015 in Norilsk and Monchegorsk.

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April 01, 2022

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