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Science in Siberia

WEEKLY OF THE SIBERIAN BRANCH OF THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES (SB RAS)
 
N 22 (2258) June 2000
AT THE GENERAL MEETING OF THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
 
On May 22 to 26, the Annual General Meeting of the Russian Academy of Sciences has been held in Moscow. On the eve, May 19, it has become known about changes in the Government arrangement, particularly about the liquidation of the Ministry of Science and Technologies, which one has joined a structure of new Ministry of Industry, Sciences and Technologies. Former General Director of the Yakovlev Design Office, Doctor Sc. Aleksandr Dondukov, heads the new Ministry.
 
THE LIST
 
of Academicians and Corresponding Members of the RAS elected on the vacancies of the Siberian Branch of the RAS on May 26, 2000.
 
MEETINGS OF THE PRESIDIUM OF THE SB RAS
 
 
Corresponding Member of the RAS S.Alekseenko is 50
 
Congratulation of the Presidium of the SB RAS
 
DOUBLY BORN
 
On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of Corresponding Member of the RAS V.Shabanov.
 
TO SEE THE WORLD BEYOND THE HORIZON
 
The second half of the 20th century is a period, when the natural scientists have turned from geographic discoveries to geographical studies of the problems how to save the discovered earlier from the permanent and increasing human impact having sharply sounding title of anthropogenesis. Among the scientists who actively express their position on the savings of the Nature that is the environment of life on the Earth and the comfort of habitation of the human being as a part of the environment, there is Yu.Vinokurov, Director of the Institute of Water and Ecological Problems of the SB RAS. On May 30, he has marked his 60th anniversary.
 
FOR THOSE WHO WANTS TO STUDY AND WORK IN RUSSIA
 
The K.I.Zamaraev International Charity Scientific Foundation announces the All-Russian Contest "THE STUDENT`S GRANTS 2001".
 
THE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF YAKUTIA HAS RECKONED UP
 
The Annual General Meeting (scientific session) has been held at the Academy of Sciences of the Republic Saha (Yakutia). More than 20 reports by the heads of the scientific institutions of the Republic have been listened to and discussed.
 
ON THE RESULTS OF THE CONFERENCE OF YOUNG SCIENTISTS OF THE KRASNOYARSK SCIENTIFIC CENTER OF THE SB RAS
 
The regular third Conference-contest of Young Scientists of the Krasnoyarsk Scientific Center of the SB RAS has been held; this year the Councils of Young Scientists took an active part in the organization of the Conference.
 
OZONE GAPS NEED NO PATCHES
 
The Novosibirsk scientists consider that a change in the thickness of the ozonosphere of the Earth is a regular phenomenon rather then a catastrophe.
 
ON THE CONTEST "PRIORITY-DRIVEN SCIENTIFIC RESEARCHES ON THE PROBLEMS OF THE BAIKAL LAKE AND THE BAIKAL REGION"
 
The Russian Basic Research Foundation, the Irkutsk Regional Administration and the Government of the Republic Buryatia have taken a decision to announce on 2000 a competition of projects "Priority-driven Scientific Researches on the Problems of the Baikal Lake and the Baikal Region" for financial support in 20012003.
 
ATLASES FROM ITAM
 
At the end of December 1999, in the Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics there has been a remarkable event such as an official inauguration of the unique installation WT-303 ("AT-303" in Russian abbreviations). Its full title is Hypersonic Wind Tunnel of Adiabatic Compression with Pressure Multiplier.
 
RECOVERED IN FULL EXTENT
 
The first Astronomic Observatory of the East Siberia is 90.
 
SOCIAL ACTIVITY OF EACH OF US IS IMPORTANT
 
From the report of the Chairman of the United Committee of Trade Unions of the Novosibirsk Scientific Center of the SB RAS A.Popkov at the Trade-Union Conference of Account for a period of 1999 2000.
 
FOREST CALLS FOR HELP
 
An appeal to the scientists of the Novosibirsk Scientific Center.
 
VACANCIES
 
 
NOVELTIES OF THE "ACADEMKNIGA" BOOKSHOP
 
 
ANNOUNCEMENT
 
From June 26 up to July 1, 2000, at the House of Scientists of the Novosibirsk Scientific Center there will be an exhibition of the published works by poets and prose writers of Academgorodok. A bibliographic catalogue of the writers and their publications is prepared to issue.
 
A RING FOR SCHOOL GRADUATES
 
On May 25 the Last Ring has sounded for the graduates of general education schools.
 
THE TRACES OF PARADISE ON THE EARTH
 
A spring festival of the gardeners of the Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics has already become traditional. This is not only an exhibition of the first flowers, but it includes also know-how activity, interchange of planting material, consultation of the experts, acquiring of the necessary seeds, young plants,
 
THE SEASON OF TICKS IS IN FULL SWING
 
The vernal tick encephalitis (TE) is an acute viral natural- centered infection, which one affects a central nervous system. The latency after a tick sting lasts from 7 up to 14 days. Already on April, 29 in the Soviet District of Novosibirsk city there have been 60 cases of the tick stings registered: 52 adult persons and 8 children. The first appeal to ambulance being on April 12, 2000.