Ioan-Iovitz Popescu was born October 1, 1932 is a Romanian physicist and linguist, emeritus professor at University of Bucharest, Faculty of Physics, and member of the Romanian Academy. In the field of physics, he is best known for his work on gas discharges and plasma physics, as well as his collaborations with Denisa Popescu in laser spectroscopy. He also had pioneering contributions in the field of gamma-ray lasers with Carl B. Collins and Silviu Olariu. As of 2006, the focus of Iovitzu Popescu's work has shifted towards the field of linguistics, in cooperation with leading linguist Gabriel Altmann. For More details about Ioan-Iovitz Popescu: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ioan-Iovitz_Popescu
Dr. Henry R. Weller was born on 15 March, 1941 is a Associate Director of the Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory for Nuclear Physics at HIgS. He completed his B.S. in Fairleigh Dickinson University, 1962 and Ph.D. in Duke University, 1967. He is a Fellow of American Physical Society (elected to Fellowship November 1991) and Phi Omega Epsilon (elected member at Fairleigh Dickinson University 1968). His recent award is Selected as an Outstanding Referee by the American Physical Society, 2013.
Dr.Weller's research program at TUNL has been concentrated on using radiative capture reactions induced by polarized beams of protons and deuterons to study nuclear systems. These measurements have permitted him to observe the "D-state" in the 4He nucleus, which arises from the two body tensor force. This result changes the rate of the d+d fusion reaction by almost a factor of 50 at very low energies. This is of great interest in nuclear astrophysics. In the past year, he has focused on studies of (d,n) reactions using very low energy polarized beams. Such studies have not been previously performed. These reactions are of great interest in nuclear astrophysics. Dr. Weller is also working to help develop an intense beam of polarized gamma-rays using the facilities of the Duke Free Electron Laser Laboratory. (Dr. Weller is the Nuclear Physics Program Manager and is in charge of the development of the target room for the HIGS Project at DFELL). This beam will ultimately allow new experimental studies capable of testing fundamental aspects of Quantum Chromodynamics in the low-energy sector, such as the up-to-down quark mass ratio. The experiments at HIGS require very sophisticated targets and detector systems. Dr. Weller is leading the development of these. The first experiments using these setups and the upgraded HIGS facility are expected to begin in the spring of 2008.
Debabrata Saha is an independent research scientist and a teacher who most recently taught as Adjunct Professor in NIT, Karnataka, India. Before this, he taught for twenty-one years as a tenured-member of a faculty, and, thereafter, worked as President of a consulting firm, both in USA. He is a former Chairman of Washington D.C. –Northern Virginia Section of IEEE Information Theory Society, USA.His academic background includes degrees in Science – B.Sc., Physics (Calcutta University), Technology – B. Tech., Electronics (Calcutta University), Applied Science – M. A. Sc. Communication (University of Toronto), and Engineering – PhD, Computer, Information and Control Engineering (University of Michigan).
Apollonov V.V. is the member of European and American Physical Society, SPIE, AIAA, American Society for QE and the member of specialized scientific council of Russia. He is a full member of Russian Academy of Natural Science, Academy of Engineering Sciences and Academy of Military Science, member of the Presidium RANS. He is the laureate of State Prize of USSR (1982), of Russia (2001) and ECOWORLD-2017 International prize.
He is a high profile scientist and well known around all over the world, for more than 49 years of his international scientific activity, he has participated and organized more than 60 international conferences, symposiums and workshops, prepared 32 candidates and doctors of physics and mathematics. For the last 5 years his scientific group has fulfilled more than 60 R and D contracts with customers from Japan, UK, Germany, France, China, Korea, Singapore and USA. He is the General Director of “Energomashtechnika” Ltd.
Apollonov V.V. is the leading specialist in the area of basic principles of creation and development of high power laser systems and high power laser radiation interaction with matter. He has made an outstanding input into creation and development of new branches of science - physical and technical fundamentals of high power laser optics and adaptive optics, investigation of physical processes in a high volume self-controlled volume discharges, creation of high power continuous wave, pulsed and high repetition rate pulse-periodic laser systems, high intensity laser radiation interaction with matter, high power laser application for an effective protection of valuable objects and water surface cleaning from oil films, medical applications for UV lasers. Recent results of his investigations related to the laser diode arrays phase-locking, mechanisms of shock waves merging for a rockets launch by high repetition rate pulse-periodic laser light, super long conductive channel based on the electrical breakdown in a dust plasma produced by mechanism of ablation, high repetition rate optical pulsating discharge applications, space debris elimination by laser, scalable mono-module disk laser and high power laser applications in the Arctic are under very intensive implementation in our country and abroad. He is the author of more than 1950 research publications (23 books, 800 presentations and 148 patents, 954 articles, inf. from Research Gate).