Institue of Physics of Kazan Federal University

Ильнар Тухбатов/ТАСС
In 1973, the 17-storey Institute of Physics building was constructed in the place of a former police department. Its facade is decorated with a sculpture of the famous E=mc² formula by sculptor Ildar Khanov (his most famous work is the Temple of All Religions, which became a popular tourist attraction in Kazan). A monument to Yevgeny Zavoisky was erected in front of the institute in 2004. He was a physicist who discovered the phenomenon of Electron Paramagnetic Resonance. The institutes' second building, which is also 17 storeys high, was constructed in 1977 and in a year a five-storey building of the Lovachevsky Scientific Library was added to the tandem.