ADVANCED PHYSICS: SECRET RUSSIAN H-BOMB MATHEMATICIANS CONVERTING TO COMMERCIAL COMPUTER PROGRAMMING IN ANAHEIM, CALIF.
ANAHEIM, Calif., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Two computational team leaders from the secret Russian atomic weapons laboratory, Chelyabinsk-70, based in the Ural Mountains, are attending the avant garde computer graphics convention SIGGRAPH 1993, in Anaheim to learn the most advanced American computational techniques, including "virtual reality," for commercial purposes, Advanced Physics announced today. While Russia does not have any supercomputers, it has some of the world's best schools of applied math. The two teams led by Dr. Oleg Diyankov and Dr. Ruslan Kotov were able to model the H-Bomb and its explosions with small computers that would be considered obsolete here, yet got almost the same results as those obtained with batteries of supercomputers at U.S. nuclear weapons labs. "We replace a lot of the supercomputers' number crunching tasks with applied mathematical tools and intuitive solutions, which results in great savings in the computing time," said Diyankov, 40. "We plan to take ideas back home and hope to be able to produce time-saving commercial software for American computers. Our Russian programmers are particularly fascinated by virtual reality." So secret is the Chelyabinsk-70 laboratory that until recently, a mere mentioning of one's employment there would have resulted in a Soviet prison sentence. The lab director, Academician Evgeny Avrorin, is called "Dr. Anti-Teller" because his role in Russia is parallel to that of Dr. Edward Teller, father of the H-Bomb in the U.S. (Contrary to common belief, the first H-Bomb was made in the USSR.) Earlier this year, Dr. Avrorin entered into a joint venture agreement with Advanced Physics Corporation in Irvine, Calif. That agreement, signed by the chairman of A.P.C., Nobel Laureate Dr. Glenn Seaborg and Dr. Avrorin, gives Advanced Physics the exclusive worldwide marketing rights for certain technologies that arise from Chelyabinsk's conversion from weapons production to commercial applications. Advanced Physics Corporation, based in Irvine, is the lead industrial member of S.A.F.E., a U.S.-Russian research consortium comprised of 140 scientists from six major Russian Institutes, led by Chelyabinsk-70, that are converting from weapons research to peaceful applications. -0- 8/4/93 /CONTACT: Frank Braun of Braun Communications, 619-943-8898, or 714-854-6919, for Advanced Physics Corporation/
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