TsAGI Celebrates Russia’s Science Day
25 February 2021
On February, 8, TsAGI (a part of NRC “Zhukovsky Institute”) hosted the celebration of Russia’s Science Day at Zhukovsky TsAGI Scientist Club.
‘In accordance with the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation, the Year of Science and Technologies started in our country on this day. Established in December 1918, TsAGI was the first multidisciplinary institute to unite fundamental science and engineering development. It was a ‘starred’ institute in the USSR, since it did not only work with different design bureaus but also conducted joint research with the Institutes of Academy of Science. TsAGI’s mission is to accumulate background knowledge, applied research, and engineering development to realize them ultimately in aviation technologies, rocket and space equipment, and so to serve our Motherland’s military and civil aviation’, said Kirill Sypalo, TsAGI CEO, Academician of RAS.
Kirill Sypalo also mentioned that TsAGI develops several schools of science apart from its three main areas, which are aerodynamics, strength and flight dynamics. They include the areas that shape the future of the contemporary aviation science, for example, aeroacoustics, high-performance computing for liquid and gas dynamics, etc. These tasks are studied in the Laboratories of the World-Class Research Center ‘Supersonic’ and include numerical simulation methodology for experiments and analysis of its practical implementation.
In his speech to the event participants, Sergey Chernyshev, TsAGI Chief Research Officer and RAS Academician, talked about the role of the Russian Academy of Sciences in modern Russia. He emphasized that fundamental and applied research are the key drivers of progress in all developed countries.
The Institute specialists also delivered their scientific reports at the meeting. Viktor Kopiev, Head of Aeroacoustics Department (TsAGI), Head of Laboratory for Aeroacoustics and Vibration (WCRC ‘Supersonic’), Professor and Dr. Sci. in Physics and Mathematics, presented his paper titled ‘Aeroacoustics and Vibrations: Some Fundamental Problems That Require an Individual Solution’. The scientist spoke on problems of noise reduction for supersonic aircraft and other aircraft models, as well as on other problems of turbulent flow aeroacoustics.
Kirill Anisimov, Head of Research Center for High-Performance Computing (TsAGI), spoke about high-performance computing development in the Institute.
At the end, the guests saw a documentary called TsAGI 100: The Science to Fly. Among the guests were young specialists from TsAGI; students from MIPT, Strela (a branch of MAI), and from Aviation Technical School named after V.A. Kazakov.
Russia’s Science Day was established in 1999; since then, it has been celebrated on February, 8. The date is devoted to the foundation of the Russian Academy of Sciences in 1724 initiated by the Russian Emperor Peter the Great. In 2021, this date marked the beginning of Russia’s national Year of Science and Technologies.