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Science in Siberia

WEEKLY OF THE SIBERIAN BRANCH OF THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES (SB RAS)
 
N 47 (2732) December 2009
NEWS
 
TRANSBAIKALIAN VARIANT
 
November, 24 to 25, a joint session of the Presidium of the Siberian Branch of the RAS and the Advisory Council for scientific and technical policy and innovations of Transbaikalian Territory has taken place in Chita.
 
"THE INNOVATION ECONOMY IS A TRANSFORMATION OF KNOWLEDGE INTO MONEY"
 
Such statement of the head of "RusNanoTech" A.B.Chubais has sounded November, 27 at the extended session of the Government of the Irkutsk Region where a question was considered about the prospects of innovation development and the plans concerning the introduction of nanotechnologies in the Region.
 
THE PRESIDENT POSING A PROBLEM
 
November, 25 the next session of the Commission for modernization and technological development of the Russian economy has taken place in Moscow.
 
CORRESPONDING MEMBER OF THE RAS A.N. PAVLENKO IS 50
 
The SB RAS Presidium congratulation.
 
NOT TO BE ASIDE
 
When Alexandr Pavlenko was elected a Corresponding Member of the RAS he was asked a question: what does the attained status provide? And the following answer was heard: "The opportunity to make more serious plans and to be aimed at more serious problems. And, certainly, to influence the processes occurring in our scientific community, on all the levels, to a greater extent. I would not like to be aside".
 
SOME WORDS ABOUT MALTSEV
 
November, 27, 2009 marks the centenary since Anatoli Ivanovich Maltsev was born.
 
HIGH-PERFORMANCE CALCULATIONS IN THE HEART OF SCHWARZWALD
 
Thenext, already the fourth meeting of the Russian-German working group for high-performance calculations was held in the city of Freiburg from October, 12 to October, 16.
 
ABOUT MONGOLIA AS A STRATEGIC PARTNER OF RUSSIA
 
For two decades the heads of Russia did not visit Mongolia. And only after V.V.Putin's visit in 2000 the economic relations between our countries have obviously revived.
 
EAST OIL PIPELINE: POLITICS AND ECONOMY
 
In the modern economic and political situation a special value for Russia is formed by an increase of the Russias economic and political role among the countries of Asian Pacific region. The major condition of strengthening the positions of Russia as a global energy state consists in the organization of an adequate involving the Russian companies into the oil-and-gas business in the Chinese market potentially first-rate all over the world.
 
PHARMACOLOGY - FUNDAMENTAL AND APPLIED ASPECTS
 
November, 18 at the Large Hall of the Presidium of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Medical Science the 29 session of the General Meeting of the Siberian Branch of the RANS took place.
 
TO MAKE THE WORK MORE PRODUCTIVE
 
November, 19 to 20 at the Novosibirsk Scientific Center a conference was held of the chairmen of the Councils of Scientific Youth of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
 
TO HIT THE TEN
 
Natalia Volodko is one of the ten young talented Russian women scientists who have won the L'Oreal-UNESCO grant of 2009.
 
THE MAGNIFICENT FIVE
 
This group of young people who came to the Sochava Institute of Geography of the SB RAS was called by someone "the magnificent five" in 1999, even during the study at the Irkutsk State University on their forth students year. They supported each other in the work, tried to get together to expeditions, together hiked and readily responded to any event.
 
"NOT WELL-KNOWN" COMPATRIOTS
 
At numerous International scientific conferences an essential portion of participants is always formed by "wind-brought persons" - a wide circle of Russian scientists.
 
THE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CONTROL OF DANGEROUS INDUSTRIAL OBJECTS WAS DISCUSSED IN THE VIDEOCONFERENCE MODE
 
VACANCIES
 
ADVERTISING
 
ANSWER, PLEASE, ERUDITES!
 
At the Mountain Altai, in the area of a settlement of Iogach, there are there are whether hollows, whether through holes on 12-15 stones on their top parts. All of them are identical, triangular in cross-section, the corners being softly rounded, the edges being also rounded. Looking at these strange holes (or pits?), a question arises: who, what for, with what a tool needed to punch these holes in the rather remote past? In strong granite boulders, in completely uninhabited that time places... What the strange tool had been used?
 
NATURALISTS NOTES
 
ORNITHOLOGISTS NOTES