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Round table Fundamental Science in Daily Life:
The Physics of lasers and their applications

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On May 13th, 2010, the next event in the series of round tables "What will science bring to society in the 21st century? An open dialogue of French and Russian scientists" will take place. The focus of attention will be lasers and their possible applications. The round table will bring together many prominent researchers including Zhores Alferov, the 2000 Nobel Laureate in Physics, academician and Vice-President of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and Claude Cohen-Tannoudji, the 1996 Nobel Laureate in Physics.

The event will take place at the RIA Novosti International Press Center at 6.30 p.m. (Moscow time). Anyone can watch the discussion, participate, and ask questions to scientists in real time, in Russian (rian.ru,russia-france2010.ru, elementy.ru) or in French (fr.rian.ru, france-russie2010.fr, universcience.tv).

For the fiftieth anniversary of the invention of lasers, leading scientists in Russia and France will discuss possibilities and prospects for its application today.

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