I am no longer in possession of a Russian secret regarding the lineup of speakers during the opening plenary session of Rusnanotech 2011 this morning.
Rusnanotech is organized by Russia’s state-sponsored nanotechnology investment corporation, Rusnano. My plenary talk followed a speech by Anatoly Chubais, the Chairman of Rusnano and former First Deputy Prime Minister of Russia. The secret had been the arrival of Dmitry Medvedev, the President of the Russian Federation, who spoke next, closing the plenary session.
Other events today included a press conference, followed by a longer talk and discussion with an audience drawn from several technical universities, and then a relaxing time spent in a Moscow traffic jam.
More news later.