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The Global Energy Prize annually honors outstanding achievements in energy research and technology from around the world that are helping address the world’s various and pressing energy challenges.

The Global Energy Prize laureate Evgenii Velikhov awarded Hero of Labor title

The Russian theoretical physicist, doctor of physical and mathematical sciences, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences Evgenii Velikhov was awarded the Hero of Labor title under a decree of the President of Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. According to the text of the decree, the scientist was awarded the title ‘for special labor services to the state and people’.

Evgenii Velikhov became the Global Energy Prize laureate in 2006 for development of scientific and engineering foundation for building of the international thermonuclear reactor. The scientist is one of the world's leading researchers in the field of pulsed power engineering, plasma physics and controlled thermonuclear fusion. He suggested and experimentally put into effect a new type of pulsed high-power magnetohydrodynamic generators, which found application in deep electromagnetic refraction of earth crust. Evgenii Velikhov created unique inductive energy storage units, particularly, the world biggest power complex TIN-900 for power supply of pulsed thermonuclear and modeling facilities. Developed and constructed the biggest in Europe and Asia power plant Angara-5-1 on the basis of forming lines with water insulation. Carried out research on ‘Angara’ which resulted in application of double liner scheme with utilization of radiating Z-pinches on the world largest plants. He is also an initiator of the international project for the development of thermonuclear energy ITER.

Along with Evgenii Velikhov in 2006 the Global Energy Prize laureates became Masaji Yoshikawa (Japan) for scientific contribution to ITER projects and Robert Aymar (France) as well as Evgenii Velikhov for development of scientific and engineering foundation for building of the international thermonuclear reactor. Note that the Global Energy Association continues to accept applications for the Prize in 2020. Applications will be accepted until March 20th, 2020. In order to learn the nomination rules, join the pool of nominees or apply, check out the official website of the organization.

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