Radiophysicists discuss technology beyond 4G and solar telescopes

The international scientific-practical conference Current Problems of Radiophysics APR-2019 has begun at TSU. Scientists from Russia, Israel, Germany, China, Vietnam, and other countries are discussing the interaction of radio waves with living and non-living objects, semiconductor detectors, remote sensing systems, digital holography and image processing, space physics, ecology, and other world-level topics.

- International scientists come to Tomsk because the level of development and research that is being conducted at the TSU Faculty of Radiophysics can hardly be overestimated. For example, the Department of Radio Electronics will present works in terahertz radiation, with which old books, manuscripts, and paintings can be explored without touching them. The developments of the Department of Radiophysics related to safety, searching for people under rubble, and checking the quality of materials and metamaterials are of great interest in the global scientific community, - said Sergey Shipilov, co-chairman of the organizing committee, associate professor at the Faculty of Radiophysics.

At the conference, Professor Eduard Siemens (Germany), a Big Data specialist, spoke about the internet of things. Professor Nathan Blaunstein (Israel) spoke on technologies beyond 4G, Professor Xiaoyun Lu (China) demonstrated how radio wave radiation affects biological objects, in particular, mice. Professor Vladimir Lukin (Russia) shared his experience in creating optics for image correction in solar astronomical telescopes. TSU radiophysicists, in turn, spoke at the plenary session about their experience with microwave heating of frostbitten limbs. 

- I am happy that my report was presented at this conference. I am very curious to talk with Tomsk scientists. This is an opportunity to get to know new colleagues with whom we can implement joint projects in the future, - said Professor Xiaoyun Lu. - I feel comfortable here, I think it is a good city, a good atmosphere to solve real scientific problems. Here you can immerse yourself in the scientific atmosphere.

The conference will also include seminars by companies manufacturing measuring equipment - Rohde & Schwarz, Keysight, and National Instruments. Specialists will conduct workshops on working with their equipment.

The event will result in a competition of student projects where young scientists will demonstrate the installations they developed: a weather balloon to collect data on temperature, pressure, and humidity, a flaw detector, a device for recording changes in water levels in water bodies, and a SMART cover to solve the problem of unauthorized draining of fuel from trucks.