The Ceremony of the International Collaborative Research Centre (ICRC) Opening, 21 September 2015

The official meeting devoted to the opening of the collaborative research project between the German and Russian scientists took place on Sept. 21, 2015 in St. Petersburg, Russia. The avenue of the Event was the beautiful Vladimir Palace (the "Academics' House") located at 26 Dvortsovaya naberezhnaya, which was designed and built in XIX century by a group of Russian architects. The meeting was represented by a number of officials and scientific groups including: DFG representatives, General consul of Germany at St. Petersburg, rector of TU Dortmund, vice-rector of Research of SPSU, vice-director of Ioffe-Institute, the scientific group of Prof. Dr. Manfred Bayer from TU Dortmund, the scientific group from Ioffe Institute and the Spin Optics Laboratory from SPSU headed by Prof. Dr. Alexey Kavokin. The warm opening speeches were given by the German and Russian officials followed by the main Project presentation by Prof. Dr. Manfred Bayer. Reception part of the ceremony which was held in the gorgeous Oak Hall allowed everyone to interact in a very welcoming atmosphere.

Thanks to Marina Semina and Sergey Poltavtsev for photos!