Академик Российской академии наук Ашот Саркисов стал лауреатом Международной энергетической премии «Глобальная энергия» за 2014 год, которую разделил эту награду со шведским ученым Ларсом Ларссоном, передает РИА «Новости».

Имена лауреатов были названы в четверг на пресс-конференции в Москве.


Almost 14 billion years ago, the universe we inhabit burst into existence in an extraordinary event that initiated the Big Bang. In the first fleeting fraction of a second, the universe expanded exponentially, stretching far beyond the view of our best telescopes. All this, of course, was just theory.

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Researchers from the BICEP2 collaboration today announced the first direct evidence for this cosmic inflation. Their data also represent the first images of gravitational waves, or ripples in space-time. These waves have been described as the "first tremors of the Big Bang." Finally, the data confirm a deep connection between quantum mechanics and general relativity.

"Detecting this signal is


There is an excess of highly energetic radiation (gamma-rays) that comes from the direction of the Galatic Center and many ideas have been proposed to explain its origin. For a few years now, this excess emission has puzzled scientists and we followed this story in this astrobite and this one. One possibility is that dark matter particles consisting of weakly interacting particles (WIMPs), annihilate each other in this high density region, giving rise to gamma-rays.  In