Scientific megaprojects in Russia deployed a «brain drain», said the head wounds

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Russian science is able to strengthen its role in the world thanks to the implementation in Russia of large-scale research «mega-projects», which will also help to expand the «brain drain» back in Russia, said the new President of the Russian Academy of Sciences Alexander Sergeyev.

In an interview with RIA Novosti Sergeev reminded that at the beginning of September in Germany began operation of the world’s most powerful European x-ray free electron laser XFEL, the construction of which Russia has made a great contribution.

«But Russia can substantially increase its international scholarly presence, if such large projects will be performed from us, and to us, to our new and unique installation will go scientists from abroad, through whom the whole scientific world will know that Russia has a first-class science. In a sense it is a reversal of «brain drain» in our direction,» — said Sergeyev.

As an example, «meganeura» plants that will work in Russia, Sergeev led the research neutron reactor PIK the Kurchatov Institute, under construction in Dubna near Moscow accelerator heavy-ion Collider.

The full text of the interview is available on the website at 16.00.