To celebrate the World Science Day on November 10, the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom will be conducting its customary online quiz contest for nuclear enthusiasts worldwide designed to highlight the importance of nuclear technologies in everyday life and to underline the role this clean form of energy plays in preserving our fragile planet.
A Rosatom statement said that the quiz will be conducted in 13 languages – Russian, English, Armenian, Bengali, Hungarian, Spanish, Kazakh, Portuguese, Turkish, Uzbek, Arabic, and Afrikaans – and that participants will have, for the first time, an opportunity to challenge artificial intelligence (AI).
“Participants will have a chance to not only win unique prizes but also to challenge artificial intelligence (AI). For the first time, several questions were generated with the help of neural networks,” the statement said.
In addition to the online format of the quiz, in-person events will be organized in different cities around the world.
“The events will take place in Russia in a new ATOM pavilion at VDNH (Exhibition of National Economy Achievements), Moscow, and in nuclear energy information centers,” the statement added.
To participate in this international initiative, it is necessary to visit the project’s website on November 10. Participants will have 24 hours to answer 20 questions of varying difficulty and topics.
Rosatom said that all participants of the Global Atomic Quiz 2023 will receive a digital certificate, which can be saved on their devices. It can also be shared with friends on social media.
“Besides, 100 winners with the best results will get unique prizes: an original sweatshirt with custom atomic patches and a spacious tote bag with an atomic print,” the statement said.
The list of winners will be published on the project’s website by November 17, 2023.
The Global Atomic Quiz, which celebrates its fourth anniversary this year, has brought together many thousands of nuclear enthusiasts from more than 70 countries since its inception in 2020.
Rosatom is the equipment supplier and technical consultant for the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) in India’s Tamil Nadu state, the first two units of which are already connected to the grid. Rosatom is also collaborating with the Indian operator, the state-run Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL), in building four more similar reactors of 1,000 MW capacity each at Kudankulam – Units 3, 4, 5 and 6.
The company is similarly assisting in setting up the first NPP in Bangladesh that will have two state-of-the-art VVER-1200 reactors of 1,200 MW capacity each.