Dr. Chua is visiting on 29th – 31st July.
During the meeting on Monday, Rector Ilshat Gafurov presented the University and said, “As for memristor systems, our center of responsibility is the Institute of Fundamental Medicine and Biology.”
Indeed, memristors are surprisingly abundant both in living and artificial systems, including even our brain, where synapses are essentially natural memristors as well. So relevant research is very promising for biotechnology.
Professor Chua specializes in cellular neuron networks, nonlinear circuity theory, bifurcation, and chaos. He is one of the very possible current candidates for a Nobel Prize. As for research cooperation, he is very open to new opportunities. While explaining the basics of possible application of his discoveries, he said, “The theory is yet quite new, and the entry cost is still affordable. I think that in a few years there will a more steep entry barrier for those who want to engage in memristor research.”
In Russia, Dr. Chua has already been working with Lobachevsky University. At KFU, he can find common ground with the Machine Cognition, Electronic Synapse, Neurobiology, Neuropharmacology, and many other labs.
Later on Monday, the guest gave a lecture titled “20 Things You Didn’t Know about Memristors.”