This issue of the "Magnetic Resonance in Solids. Electronic Journal" contains proceedings of the 10th International School for Young Scientists "Actual Problems of Magnetic Resonance and Its Applications" (Kazan, 31 October -- 3 November 2006 ).

The School was established in 1997 by Kazan State University and Zavoisky Physical-Technical Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences. The key aims of the School were to provide young scientists and post-graduate students with close informal intercommunication with well-known scientists actively worked in the magnetic radiospectroscopy; to give them an opportunity of learning main features and know-how of experimental and theoretical researches first-hand; to facilitate their acquirement of public speaking experience, participation in scientific disputes and poster presentations preparing. The Decade of School existence witnesses that it achieved the set goals successfully. Over 400 young scientists from Moscow, St.-Petersburg, Kazan, Ekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Perm and other cities and towns of Russia took part in the School sessions. Over 100 well-known scientists from the leading magnetic resonance research centers of Russia, Ukraine, USA, France, Germany, Switzerland were the lecturers of the School.

The scientific level of young scientists' researches increased significantly. The scope of "schoolboys" report themes that at the School beginning comprised mainly the problems of magnetic resonance in solids has extended and at the moment covers new fields of magnetic resonance application in biology, chemical physics, medicine, geology, etc as well.

Annually the Schools jury awards the three best scientific research papers of young scientists but we consider all School participants including "schoolboys" and famous scientists -- "teachers" to be the winners. This is a reason of our optimistic view for the future of the School.


Professor M. Tagirov
Professor V. Zhikharev