The Russian Nobel Physics Prize Winner Zhores Alferov visited V.I. Vernadsky Crimean Federal University to participate in the 1st Science Days Festival organized by the University. During his visit, Zhores Alferov delivered a public lecture entitled ‘Year 2015 – Year of Light. Efficient Light Generation and Conversion’.
Zhores Alferov noted that the future of Crimea depends largely on the development of alternative energy sources. According to Alferov, the development of solar energy constitutes one of the priority lines of his and his fellow scientists’ cooperation with the recently established Physics and Technology Institute of V.I. Vernadsky Crimean Federal University.
Zhores Alferov is a Soviet and Russian physicist and academician who contributed significantly to the creation of modern heterostructure physics and electronics. Zhores Alferov began working in the area of semiconductor heterostructures in the 1960s. His contributions to physics and technology of semiconductor heterostructures, especially investigations of injection properties, development of lasers, solar cells, LED’s, and epitaxy processes have led to the new field of heterostructure physics and electronics. He is the inventor of the heterotransistor and the winner of 2000 Nobel Prize in Physics.