Thursday, August 17, 2017

UrFU to host Demidov readings with lectures from prize winners

On Wednesday, Ural Federal University will host the Demidov readings, featuring lectures from scientists awarded with the Demidov Prize.

The readings will precede the awards ceremony, which will be held the next day at the residence of the Governor of the Sverdlovsk region.

The 2013 Demidov Prize went to three academics: Yuri Leonidovich Ershov, Alexander Spirin and Kliment Nikolayevich Troubetzkoy.

Ershov won for his contributions in the development of mathematical logic. He works in the field of algebra and mathematical logic and on problems of solvability and the general theory of enumerations.

Spirin received the award for his work in the study of the biological basis for the functioning of living cells. He is one of the founders of the modern world of molecular biology and is the first to formulate general principles of macromolecular structure of RNA. He also discovered the existence of a universal form of mitochondrial RNA in eukaryotic cells.

Troubetzkoy won for his work in mining sciences. He also has won the State Prize of the USSR and the Russian Federation and the Russian Federation President Prize.