The photograph by Bair Shaybonov submitted to the Open Russian−German Popular Science Photography Competition “Understanding Infinity” is recognized by the joint decision of the Russian and German Parties as one of the best competition works.

The Open Russian-German Popular Science Photography Competition “Understanding Infinity” was announced in order to communicate the scientific and educational cooperation between Russia and Germany within the Russian-German Year of Scientific and Educational Cooperation in 2018−2020. Exhibitions of the best works will be held on the sites of Russian and German events, including those within the implementation of the “Russian-German Road Map for Cooperation in Education, Science, Research and Innovations” initiated by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research of the Federal Republic of Germany.


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We heartily congratulate Bair and wish him to reach new heights in creativity and inspiration!


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Bair Shaybonov is a Candidate of Physics and Mathematics, senior researcher of the Dzhelepov Laboratory of Nuclear Problems, member of the Baikal-GVD collaboration, regular participant of Baikal expeditions. Bair was born in Irkutsk in 1980. He graduated from the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute in 2003. While studying, he got to know that a large science experiment was being conducted in his native region and decided to deal with it in the future. He completed his postgraduate course at the Institute for Nuclear Research of the RAS on the topic of the Baikal experiment. Since 2006 Bair works at JINR on the project of Baikal Neutrino Telescope construction. His activities are closely related to this neutrino experiment: he coordinates data processing and analysis. Lake Baikal’s nature impressed Bair so much that he started taking pictures during the expeditions. His photographs were published in popular science journals, used in well-known media projects and presented at large science conferences illustrating the talks on the Baikal neutrino experiment.