Open Readings 2020 will be held at the National Center for Physical Sciences and Technology (NFTMC), Saulėtekio Ave. 3, Vilnius, Lithuania.
It is the most advanced base for physical and chemical sciences, technology not only in Lithuania but in all Baltic States. It is currently headquartered in a state of the art four-stories building of 27 thousand square meters. Here not only the innovative science but also high technologies expedient for business and society needs are developed.
The Centre unites the best Lithuanian researchers and it is equipped with the modern laboratory facilities, thus most of the performed scientific investigations are unique not only in Lithuania, but also all over the world, and the developed technologies and the achieved scientific results are known at the international level. “As of today, Lithuanian scientist have everything they could ever wish for” – proudly says the director of the Institute for Applied Sciences Saulius Juršėnas. With 46 laboratories and the potential capacity of over 700 researchers and science students an even brighter future awaits NCPST.
The Centre is located in the renowned Sunrise Valley. “It [Sunrise Valley] is very different from the world-famous Silicon Valley in California. The latter is a project in Business, our Sunrise Valley is an integrated hub for science, education and business” – cheerfully exclaims Prof. Gintaras Valušis, the director of the Center for Physical Sciences and Technology. Along with NFTMC the Valley is also home to Life Sciences Centre, faculties of Vilnius University and Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (two of the biggest universities in the country) and the newfangled Scholarly Communication and Information Centre. All of this constitutes the Sunrise Valley as an ever-growing hub where new ideas take birth and innovation manifests.
The visionary outlook and the achievements of NFTMC make it the perfect place to hold Open Readings 2020. It’s principles of openness and striving to perfection align with those of the conference and therefore we are very happy to invite not only science students but also civilian visitors to the conference and also the centre at which it will be held.