The Chair of the Education, Science and Culture Committee, Mariam Jashi delivered the speech in Tbilisi State University at the jubilee dedicated to the 88th anniversary of the founder of the plasma physics in Georgia, Academician Nodar Tsintsadze.
The event was attended by the Rector of TSU, Giorgi Sharvashidze, Minister of Education, Mikheil Chkhenkeli, representatives of National Academy of Sciences, TSU professors and students.
The presentation on documentary film “Tamed Sun” reflecting life and activity of N. Tsintsadze was held.
M. Jashi congratulated the scientist. “Mr. Tsintsadze is the brilliant representative of traditional and strong Georgian science. During the last 25 years, our science has been through the hardest periods and only some of the fields maintained relevancy, such are physics and mathematics and due to scientists and pedagogues like Mr. Tsintsadze, we managed to maintain success and further extend it. We have dozens of scientists and practitioners we all are proud of”.
The Committee and the Ministry strive to make Georgia the associate member of CERN which will allow Georgian scientists working in the name of Georgia. “Besides, we plan to make other steps in legislative and program terms to facilitate Georgian scientists to generate new knowledge and aggregate the accumulated skills. We actively cooperate with EU and other international scientific funds”, - she stated.
N. Tsintsadze started the most important field of physics – plasma physics. This field started to be studied in 1960 in Elefter Andronikashvili Institute of Physics where N. Tsintsadze was the Head of the Division. In the 70s, when no perspective of powerful lasers was ever imagined, Tsintsadze and his team, through their hard work, established the first place of Georgian scientists on the global level.
He is the author of 300 scientific works. He is the member of the World Plasma Physics Council and was awarded with international prize of science and two medals of dignity.