September 13, 2016. President of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Academician Vladimir E. Fortov paid a working visit to the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Laxenburg (Austria), and made a presentation at the Austrian Academy of Sciences on extreme states of matter on Earth and in space. He was accompanied by Director of the Geophysical Center RAS Academician Alexey D. Gvishiani.
In Laxenburg President of RAS Academician Vladimir Fortov welcomed CEO and scientific director of IIASA Professor Pavel Kabat, representing the Netherlands in IIASA. At a meeting held on the morning of September 13 in IIASA, various aspects of further cooperation between IIASA and the Russian Academy of Sciences were discussed. On the Russian side the discussion was attended by a delegate of RAS in IIASA, vice-chairman of the Scientific Council of IIASA Academician Gvishiani and Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the International Organizations in Vienna V. I. Voronkov.
Following the discussion new ways of mutually beneficial cooperation between IIASA and the Russian Academy of Sciences were outlined. Negotiations continued at a scientific meeting in IIASA by several presentations that demonstrated the effective collaboration of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis and the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Deputy director of IIASA, professor Nebojsa Nakicenovic (Poland) reported about the results of the project for global assessment of energy progress. Professor Zig Klimont (Austria) presented the project to combat pollution in the Arctic region. Dr. Elena Rovenskaya (Russia) spoke about the current results of the simulation of a single economic space, covering the territory from China to Portugal. Well-known demographer Sergey Shcherbov (Russia) presented a mathematics and demographic project.
In the evening of the same day Vladimir Fortov delivered a report in the Austrian Academy of Sciences on extreme states of matter on Earth and in space. The Austrian academic audience expressed its great interest and asked many questions. President of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, famous physicist-optician Academician Anton Zeilinger warmly welcomed President of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Visit of President of RAS to IIASA and the Austrian Academy of Sciences has been highly appreciated by the Austrian scientific community, the diplomatic community and the media.