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Science in Siberia

WEEKLY OF THE SIBERIAN BRANCH OF THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES (SB RAS)
 
N 26 (2212) July 1999
News
 
High Decorations for the Scientists
 
According to the Decree of the President of Russian Federation No. 70 of the 14th of June, 1999, a large group of the scientists of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences has been decorated with orders for their significant contribution to the development of national science, training of high-qualified specialists as well as on the occasion of the 275th anniversary of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
 
News from the Presidium of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences
 
A session of the Presidium of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences was held on 18th of June. The first item of the agenda concerned the awarding of Koptyug Prize which was established by the Presidium of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Sciences of Byelarus.
 
News from the Presidium of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences
 
A session of the Presidium of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences was held on 24th of June. Academician V. Parmon, director of the Institute of Catalysis presented a report "Photocatalysis in Atmospherical Chemistry". Academician V. Molodin submitted for consideration basic principles of the functioning of councils of junior scientists in the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Essentially, the case in point was the restoring of the councils of junior scientists at the institutions and divisions of the Branch.
 
According to the Results of Comparative Analysis
 
The session of the United Scientific Council on biology of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
 
A Talk on "Siberian" Diseases
 
In June an on-site session of the Presidium of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences was held at the Scientific Research Institute of Therapy. The main report concerning principal trends of investigation and the results of the work of the Institute of Therapy was made by its director Academician Yu. Nikitin.
 
Transfer of Science Intensive Technologies into Chemical Industry
 
On the 10th of June a joint session of the representatives of the Novosibirsk Regional administration, academic and planning chemical institutes had took place at the Exhibition Centre of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
 
Biochemistry, the Main Point of the Issue
 
The new issue of the Siberian Ecological Journal (1999, N 3) has been brought out by the Publishing House of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The background of that issue was formed by the materials of the International workshop on physiological and biochemical studying of medicinal plants.
 
The Experimental Production Division of the Institute of Nuclear Physics Goes on Living and Working
 
The experimental production division No. 1 is a large division of the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences. To accomplish a large contract of the institute with the European Centre of Nuclear Research (CERN) shops of the production division have been reorganized and re-equipped. 360 six-meter dipole electromagnets and 180 one-and-a-half- meter quadrupole ones are to be produced by the end of 2000. The first ten articles are already in CERN and has been appreciated. Wares made in the experimental division are functioning with advantage not only in the Institute of Nuclear Physics, but in numerous scientific institutions of the United States, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, South Korea, China and other countries.
 
Geotechnology on the Eve of the 21st century
 
A scientific and practical conference "Geotechnology on the Eve of the 21st century" took place at the Institute of mining of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. It was dedicated to the 275th anniversary of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
 
Developments of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences at the Military Exhibition
 
From 8th to 12th of June the 3rd International Exhibition of Armament and Military Equipment of the Land Forces and Conversion Production, VTTV-Omsk-99, was held in Omsk. It was organized by the Omsk Regional and City administrations, International Exhibition Centre "Intersib" and supported by a number of federal ministries and committees, "Rosvooruzheniye" State Committee, "Siberian Agreement" inter-regional association and "Great Urals" association for economic interaction of the regions and republics of the Urals area. 46 near and far foreign countries took part in the exhibition, in particular the United States, Belgium, The Netherlands, China, Iraq, Iran, Kuwait, and North Korea.
 
A Lesson of Charity
 
For which purpose a Board of Trustees is needed and what can it do There are good news in the Novosibirsk Academic Township: a construction of the second step of the University Sport Centre has been "defrozen" after being frozen for long years. It happened with the help of the members of the University Board of Trustees.
 
Books from Germany
 
The State Public Scientific and Technological Library of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences has arranged in collaboration with the Frankfurter Buchmesse an exhibition of German books in Novosibirsk. Presented are more than 1,200 books.
 
And the Ball Begins
 
International festival-competition in the Academic Township "Flowering Siberia", International festival-competition of florists, that took place last week at the House of Scientists in the Academic Township, had astounded not only true fanciers of the beautiful, but those who had come of simple curiosity also.