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WEEKLY OF THE SIBERIAN BRANCH OF THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES (SB RAS)
 
N 46 (2232) November 1999
News
 
Winners of the Demidov Prize of 1999
 
The Lady of the Oil-field
 
For the Institute of Oil Chemistry of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 1999 is marked not only with the 275th anniversary of the Russian Academy of Sciences, not only with the jubilee of the institute itself (it had been organised 30 years ago with the purpose of development of complex investigations in the field of chemistry and technology of oils from West Siberian deposits), but as well with a jubilee of its director, Dr. of Science (Technology), Prof. Lyubov` Konstantinovna Altunina.
 
The Scientist Who Has All the Degrees of the Order of Miners` Glory
 
Scientific Secretary of the Kemerovo Scientific Centre of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the head of the laboratory of geo-ecological and water problems Yevgeny Leonidovich Schastlivtsev is 50.
 
Informational Technologies in Space Investigations of the Earth
 
On late November, Dr. of Sciences (Technology), Prof., head of the laboratory of image processing of the Institute of Computational Mathematics and Mathematical Geophysics (former Computing Centre) of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences Valery Pavlovich Pyatkin celebrates his sixtieth birthday.
 
The Partisan of the Sixties Is Sixty
 
Gherman Petrovich feels somewhat confused that his jubilee suddenly came. It`s not that his years are many: he looks at the age philosophically. The point is that his friends will be bothered to congratulate him. But bothering anybody is against his nature. In contrast, he`s always engaged into other people`s problems, takes compassion upon the others. And this is the reason for general reverence to him. Everybody in the Academic Township and beyond it know that they will find hospitality, consolation and help at the home of Svetlana Pavlovna Rozhnova and Gherman Petrovich Beznosov.
 
Scientific Events of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences in December
 
There Will Be Bread, There Will Be Songs!
 
A great feast came to the settlement of Krasnoobsk. The Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Agricultural Sciences is thirty. Guests from everywhere had come to the celebration that took place on November 16 to 18.
 
A Close-up View of the Heart
 
On November 23 to 26, the Fifth National Congress of Cardiovascular Surgeons took place at the House of Scientists of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. It should be pointed out that it was for the first time that such a congress took place in a city other than Moscow. In this way a tribute had been paid to the memory of the prominent cardiosurgeon and scientist, Academician Ye. Meshalkin, the founder of the Institute of Blood Circulation Pathology.
 
An Active Manager Attacks and Gets Money
 
The National Economic Forum "East -- Siberia -- West" that took place in Novosibirsk on late October and was accompanied by a representative exhibition became by far a unique event as to its agenda, participants and its scope.
 
Vacant Positions
 
$ 1,000,000: Could It Be a Dream?
 
That is a question put to themselves by the staff of the Krasnoyarsk State University. It is the sum of a grant for organising the Yenisei Scientific and Educational Centre and for carrying out the programme "Fundamentals of Ecologisation of Education and Technologies."
 
News of the World Science
 
News from RosBisinessConsulting
 
Returning to the Origins
 
The Publishing House of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences issued a book "Nikolai Andreyevich Chinakal." The authors of the book are veterans of the Institute of Mining and the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences --- Academician M.Kurlenya, Director of the Institute, and Cand.Sci. L.Zvorykin.
 
Concerning the Bibliographical Dictionary "Russian Authors. 20th Century"
 
New Books
 
Information from SibAcademBank
 
Academic Choir of the Novosibirsk State University Invites
 
The Choir of the NSU was founded in 1971. For thirteen years it had been conducted by Oxana Vyhristyuk. From the very beginning of its existence it was an academic one --- as to its repertory, genre distinctions from folklore choirs, the kind of sound production. The choir interprets songs of national and foreign origin; religious works by Russian composers of the three last centuries occupy a highly important place also.
 
Yellow Lemons Shining through the Frosty Window-pane
 
Winter had come ultimately. Feeling the return of by-gone love, room plants became merry again after months of partial oblivion due to summer expeditions and garden business. Yellow lemon fruits expose their beauty in the office of the Novosibirsk Branch of the Institute of Water and Ecological Problems. und gelb.
 
Siberian Rock-climbing Cup
 
On November 25 to 28, 1999, the open championship of the Novosibirsk Scientific Centre in rock- climbing will take place at the artificial rock-stadium "Cascade" in the universal sports complex of the Academic Township (Akademicheskaya St., 9/1). It will be the third stage of the Siberian Cup.