The First Nobel Prize Laureates Meeting "Science and Mankind Progress" in St Petersburg was held in 2003. It was followed by the Second St Petersburg Meeting "Science and Society" in 2005. St Petersburg Scientific Forum "Science and Society. Research and Education in Nanotechnology" — the Third Nobel Prize Laureates Meeting — took place on June 22–27, 2008 and St Petersburg Scientific Forum "Science and Society. Informational Technologies" — the Fourth Nobel Prize Laureates Meeting — was held on September 21–25, 2009. The fifth Nobel Prize Laureates Meeting "Science and Society. Economics and Sociology in the 21st century" took place in St Petersburg on October 18–22, 2010, Saint Petersburg Scientific Forum "Physiology and Medicine of the 21st Century" — took place on September 19–23, 2011. The Seventh Nobel Prize Laureates Meeting — «Science and Mankind Progress » was held on October 8–12, 2012. Eighth Nobel Prize Laureates Meeting «Innovative Technologies for New Russian Economy» took place on 30 September – 4 October 2013.

The main topics of the Ninth Nobel Prize Laureates Meeting in Saint Petersburg in 2015 are:

  • Technology of Nanostructures: Growth, Self-Organization and Nanopatterning
  • Atomic-scale Characterization of Nanostructures
  • Electrical. Magnetic and Optical Properties of Nanostructures (including Spin-Related Phenomena, Graphene, Many Particle Effects, Infrared and THz Phenomena)
  • Nanostructure Device Applications in Electronics, Spintronics and Computing
  • Nanophotonics, Microcavity and Photonic Crystals: Properties, Characterization and Applications
  • Emerging Materials in Nanostrucutures (including Semiconductors, Oxides, Metals, Ferromagnetics, Carbon-based, Polymer and Biomaterials)
  • Nanostructures and Life Sciences
  • Metamaterials

This Forum is initiated by Saint Petersburg Government and Saint Petersburg Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Such Nobel Prize Laureates are taking part in the Forum as Steven Chu (Nobel Prize in Physics 1997, USA), Roger Kornberg (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2006, USA), Yuan Tseh Lee (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1986, USA), Hiroshi Amano (Nobel Prize in Physics 2014, Japan), Carlo Rubbia (Nobel Prize in Physics 1984, Italy), Jean-Marie Lehn (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1987, France), Zhores Alferov (Nobel Prize in Physics 2000, Russia). The reports of other prominent Russian and foreign scientists are also included in the program.

It is hard to overestimate the value of the previous Scientific Forums: there were 59 Nobel Prize Laureates' lectures and more than 280 regular talks, about 7000 professors, lecturers, scientists, PhD students and undergraduate students took part in plenary sessions and in round tables. The guests of honor delivered lectures at the Scientific Centers and at the Universities of Saint Petersburg as well as got acquainted with the works of young scientists.

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