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On September 14-16, a large delegation of Lobachevsky University took part in the Baltic Forum on Neuroscience, Artificial Intelligence and Complex Systems. This Forum was held for the second time at the Baltic Federal University (Kaliningrad) and this year it comprised two conferences: the Fourth International Conference "Neurotechnologies and Neurointerfaces" (CNN 2022) and the VI Scientific School "Dynamics of Complex Networks and their Applications" (DCNA 2022). The Forum programme included 11 plenary lectures, a round table and discussions in different formats, as well as a contest for the best young scientist’s project. Over 180 invited, oral and poster presentations were distributed in three to five parallel daily sections of the Forum.

This year, the format of the Forum events had some new elements, including a minisymposium on Memristive Systems (Complexity in Condensed Matter: Memristive Systems and Networks for Artificial and Hybrid Intelligence). It was organized for the first time within the DCNA 2022 Scientific School by the Stochastic Multistable Systems Laboratory of the UNN Research and Education Centre "Physics of Solid State Nanostructures". The Laboratory supported by mega-grant No. 074-02-2018-330 is headed by Professor Bernardo Spagnolo of Palermo University. The programme of the minisymposium featured 20 papers, including 15 invited papers that were presented in person and online by participants from Italy, Spain, Germany, Serbia, South Korea, and leading researchers from Russia.  

The minisymposium was opened with presentations by B. Spagnolo and A. Mikhaylov, who discussed from different angles the new results achieved by the interdisciplinary team from Lobachevsky University on the way to creating intelligent neuromorphic and neurohybrid systems using biosimilar components. These results were obtained under the mega-grant and the Russian Science Foundation project No 21-11-00280, which aims to develop and demonstrate an artificial hippocampus prototype based on advanced memristive electronics and a new biophysical concept of the multi-dimensional brain.
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A total of 23 researchers from Lobachevsky University took part in the forum events. UNN scientists’ significant contribution to the forum programme was in particular related to the results of the work performed as part of the research programme of the National Centre for Physics and Mathematics (the project "Artificial Intelligence and Big Data in Technical, Industrial, Natural and Social Systems") that were included in the 11 papers presented at the forum. 

Ivan Kipelkin, a postgraduate student of the UNN Radiophysics Faculty, received a third-degree honorary diploma at the Young Scientists Contest with his paper on a memristive model of a neuron-like oscillator. We congratulate the winner and wish him new achievements in science!