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Science in Siberia

WEEKLY OF THE SIBERIAN BRANCH OF THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES (SB RAS)
 
N 35-36 (2670-2671) September 2008
THE LARGE HADRON COLLIDER STARTED!
 
September, 10 at 11.30 of Moscow time an event has taken place towards that the world scientific community went many years; the starting of the Large Hadron Collider, the biggest on the Earth accelerator of elementary particles.
 
ACADEMICIAN VLADIMIR MICHAILOVICH TITOV IS 75
 
Congratulation of the SB RAS Presidium.
 
THE FIFTH ANNIVERSARY BEF
 
September, 9 the 5th Anniversary Baikal Economic Forum has been opened where an impressive membership of participants gathered: a large team of the government and business representatives, the deputies of the State Duma, senators.
 
THE INSTITUTES OF THE SB RAS ARE JOINING THE COMPUTING RESOURCES
 
The basic lines of activities of the Siberian Supercomputer Center (SSCC) at the ICMMG of the SB RAS are they: providing with computational resources the Institutes of the SB RAS and the Universities of Siberia for carrying out mathematical modeling in fundamental and applied research; coordination of the works on the development of supercomputer centers of Siberia, carried out by the Council for supercomputations at the SB RAS Presidium.
 
WILL POLAR ICE THAW?
 
Condition of polar ice today and in antiquity, dangerous snow avalanches and mudflows, pulsing glaciers of Pamir, iceberg dangers of Arctic ice and others exotic and important for the Earth’s climate formation things were discussed by scientists at the 14th Glaciological symposium held within the first days of September at the Institute of Geography of the SB RAS.
 
TRADITIONAL MEDICINE FOR MODERN CLINICS
 
At the end of August the 3rd International scientific conference «Traditional medicine: state-of-the-art and the prospects of further development» has taken place in Ulan-Ude.
 
SUAR INNOVATION TECHNOLOGIES IN 21st CENTURY
 
From September, 16 to September, 18 an exhibition - presentation of the projects of scientific research institutes of the Sinjang-Uigur Autonomous Region of China «SUAR innovation technologies in XXI century» will take place in Novosibirsk.
 
THROUGH THOUSAND KILOMETERS
 
Videoconference is the most perfect modern form of virtual dialogue. Though visual teleconnections cannot be called as a novelty, this technology only for last years became accessible at the Institutes of the SB RAS due to the target program «Information and telecommunication resources».
 
STARTING A NEW MECHANISM OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY
 
The program «Energy efficiency and energy security of the Novosibirsk Region for the period till 2020».
 
THE STRATEGY VERIFIED BY TIME
 
The formation of the State strategy of development of Siberia half a century ago has got a solid scientific basis. In 1957 with the creation of the Siberian Branch of the USSR Academy of Sciences and a lot of scientific research Institutes of very different descriptions in Novosibirsk, the Siberian problems began to be solved not by hearsay, but fundamentally, in a scientifically-proved manner, according to the requirements of time.
 
THE MOMENTS OF OUR HISTORY
 
The history of the monument to the founder of the Siberian Branch.
 
«ECLIPSING THE ECLIPSE...»
 
The exhibition of ancient books of State Public Scientific Technical Library of the SB RAS has been dated for the International scientific meeting of astronomers held at the Novosibirsk University in the beginning of August of this year.
 
OBSCURANTISM. WHOM IT IS ADVANTAGEOUS?
 
It seems, in the most supreme power echelons they are beginning to feel the growth of obscurantism in our country.
 
VACANCIES
 
NON-SCIENTIFIC PROBLEMS OF THE ACADEMGORODOK
 
September, 4 a meeting of the leaders with trade-union activists of the Novosibirsk Scientific Center has taken place at the House of Scientists.
 
THE NOVOSIBIRSK STATE ACADEMIC OPERA AND BALLET THEATRE INVITING
 
The playbill for September.
 
HAS WOODPECKER A HEADACHE?
 
A woodpecker hollows a tree about 12 thousand times a day, sometimes at the speed of 20 strikes per second. For a human it is equivalent to the collision of his face with a wall at the speed of 25 km/h. A man without a strong helmet would be unavoidably died, but a woodpecker copes with this without harmful consequences. It is interesting, how it succeeds?
 
HUNTER’S HUT
 
THE SB RAS CHAIRMAN CUP
 
In the beginning of August at the central courts of the Tennis Club of the Academgorodok, the sixth traditional tennis tournament «The SB RAS Chairman Cup» was held.
 
SPORTS FIGHTS IN IRKUTSK
 
For several years there are sports and athletics meetings between scientific Institutes held in the IrSC of the SB RAS.