At an official press conference in Moscow, announced the names of the winners of the International Energy Award "Global Energy". They were well-known Russian scientist, Academician Philip Rutberg and his equally distinguished colleague from the United States, University of California, Berkeley professor Arthur Rosenfeld.
By the way, the size of this year's award has increased by three million — this is announced Chairman of the Board of JSC FGC UES, one of the founders of the award, Oleg Budargin. "This year, there are some features. We decided to increase the amount of premiums to 33 million rubles. ", — He said. Names Winners announced Vice-President of RAS, Chairman of the International Award Committee, Nikolai Laverov.
According to him, this year received 253 nomination forms for the award of 48 countries. The main topics of research are new methods of energy conversion, renewable energy, energy-efficient production, and exploration and transportation of energy resources.
Academic Philip Rutberg was awarded "Global Energy" for research, development and production of energy plasma technologies. Rutberg has created a new trend in the physics and technology of dense low-temperature plasma, as well as entirely new high-current plasma systems.
The ceremonial awarding of the "Global Energy" is traditionally held in June 2011 at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. Award winners will receive from the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev.
Winners of 2011 were determined on April 13 at a meeting of the International Award Committee. Its members — eminent scientists, leaders of the most respected scientific organizations, government and public figures from Russia, the U.S., the UK, Germany, France, Hungary, Brazil, Japan, Sweden, India and other countries.
Such a high profile awards due, above all, its importance to scientific and technological progress. Encouraging scientists who are seeking solutions to the most pressing energy problems of mankind, promotes the formation of a new image of Russia, corresponding to its role in the development of science, economy and preserve the environment.
Over 9 years of its existence, "Global Energy" has become a prestigious international award. During this time, the winners were 24 scientists from major powers: the United Kingdom, Germany, Iceland, Canada, Russia, USA, Ukraine, France and Japan. The award not only encourages the development of energy as a science, but also demonstrates the importance of international cooperation in this field.