This year, three Nobel Prize winners in Chemistry gave lectures:French Jean-Marie Lehn and Sidney Altman, in 1987 and 1989, respectively, and German Robert Huber, in 1988. Also South Korean Rae Kwon Chung, 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, member of the UN Panel of Experts on Climate Change; and Japanese Takaaki Kajita, from Physics, in 2015.
Launched on October 8, the event is one of the main initiatives deployed in the Year of Science and Technology in Russia, whose objective is to promote scientific development.
Nauka (science, in Russian language) included exhibitions, virtual laboratories, shows, debates, science film screenings, robot competitions and the presentation of the latest developments developed by leading Russian technology companies.
Organized by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of this country, the mayor’s office of this capital and the Moscow State University with the support of the Academy of Sciences, more than 25 million people have attended the festival since 2006, according to the news agency Sputnik.