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Science in Siberia

WEEKLY OF THE SIBERIAN BRANCH OF THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES (SB RAS)
 
N 33-34 (2668-2669) August 2008
NEWS
 
ON THE RF PRESIDENTIAL PRIZE IN THE FIELD OF SCIENCE AND INNOVATIONS FOR YOUNG SCIENTISTS
 
The decree of the RF President of July, 30, 2008.
 
SCIENTIFIC AND SCIENCE-ORGANIZING ACTIONS OF THE SB RAS IN SEPTEMBER
 
INVITING FOR THE LEICA MICROSYSTEMS SEMINAR
 
The Leica Microsystems Agency in Russian Federation from October, 6 to October,10, 2008 holds in the Novosibirsk Academgorodok a seminar « The newest developments of Leica Microsystems for biomedical research», dated to the opening of the Agency branch in Novosibirsk.
 
THE LEADERS OF THE SB RAS VISITED KUZBASS
 
August, 12 according to the invitation of the Governor of the Kemerovo Region A.G.Tuleev, Kemerovo was visited by the delegation of the Siberian Branch of the RAS led by the chairman of the Branch Academician A.L.Aseev.
 
FORUM AT BAIKAL
 
Irkutsk is preparing for the 5th Baikal Economic Forum to be opened September, 8.
 
THE FORUM ON NANOTECHNOLOGIES
 
The First International forum on nanotechnologies will take place from December, 3 to December, 5, 2008 in Moscow, at the "Expocenter" Central Exhibition Complex.
 
COMPLEX APPROACH TO «MINING» PROBLEMS
 
July, 7 to 11 the conference «Fundamental problems of the formation of man- caused geoenvironment», organized by the Institute of Mining of the SB RAS has taken place at the House of Scientists of the SB RAS.
 
THE DEPTHS OF KUZBASS: COAL, METANE, … OIL?!
 
The nature has awarded Russia with the Kuzbass with infinite riches of its bowels. Now the riches are not only natural, but also those were gathered by miners, metallurgists, chemists, power engineers, scientists: a lot of generations of Russian people created this unique region.
 
«THE HISTORY OF NATURAL WATERS», HAVING NO CONTINUATION
 
Water is the same strategic product as oil, gas, coal, ore and wood, but there were no place for this valuablemost component it was found neither among fundamental problems, nor among applied ones in Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
 
TERABRAINS FOR NANOFUTURE
 
While Russia experiences «an off season» of holidays, the Siberian Branch of the RAS is starting the transition to the transformation into «large corporation, capable to solve every scientific problem». The development of a supercomputer center in the Academgorodok already begun should become one of the key steps toward this.
 
THE SUN IN THE DEEP MINIMUM
 
This event was waited for: August, 1, 2008 there was full solar eclipse over the Novosibirsk Region and Altai, which happens in our latitudes once for three hundred years.
 
EARTHQUAKE AT BAIKAL
 
The nature has reminded Baikal dwellers that they live in seismic area. August, 27 in Irkutsk approximately at 10.45 o'clock of local time the earth has shuddered and begun to shake.
 
VACANCIES
 
THE SCHOOL FOR WINNERS
 
The summer physics-and-mathematics school in the Novosibirsk Academgorodok has opened August, 3 its official closing has taken place on August, 23. The three weeks not only became for 675 schoolchildren a travel to the scientific world, but also in many respects have determined their future.
 
ART AS THE WAY OF LIFE
 
The founders of the PhysMathSchool understood the necessity of comprehensive development of future young scientists: the history of art has been included into the schedule as a full subject.
 
FORESTALLING THE TIME
 
The recently issued book «Academician Pavel Ivanovich Melnikov» from the series «Science of Siberia in personalia» is devoted to the 100th anniversary from the birth date of the outstanding scientist, the founder of Siberian geocryological scientific school and the Institute Geocryology the SB RAS.
 
«TO HEAT THE GROUND WITH ONE’S OWN HEAT…»
 
Last year the Siberian and Far East writer, journalist, dissident Boris Ivanovich Chernykh was 70. In this connection the "Europe" publishing house of Moscow has published “The Anthology” of his works in two volumes.
 
GOOD DEED
 
The ClearWater Company proceeds to be engaged in the gardening of the Academgorodok.
 
SPARE THE MARMOT!
 
The Department of Natural resources of the Novosibirsk Region has recently made a decision to exclude a forest-steppe marmot from the list of especially protected species, the species included in the International Red Book and till now being under the protection of law.
 
IN MEMORIAM