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Science in Siberia

WEEKLY OF THE SIBERIAN BRANCH OF THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES (SB RAS)
 
N 48 (2783) December 2010
NEWS
 
THE BEST POST-GRADUATE STUDENTS OF SIBERIA
 
Board of regents and the Commission of experts of the foundation of assistance to domestic science have announced the names of winners of competition «Best Post-Graduate Students of the RAS». The Siberians are among winners.
 
AT THE SB RAS PRESIDIUM
 
THE TAIWAN DELEGATION IN SIBERIA
 
The Taiwan delegation including Director of the Department of Science and Engineering of the Moscow representative office of the Taipei-Moscow Economic and Cultural Coordination Commission and Secretary of the Department of Science and Engineering, have visited the Academgorodok last week.
 
SECRET OF HER YOUTH
 
Savelyeva I.L., Doctor of Sciences (Geography), Professor, Principal Researcher of the Institute of Geography of the SB RAS marks the 80th anniversary from her birth.
 
DTI DT: CHOICE OF THE DIRECTION
 
The Design Technological Institute of Digital Techniques (DTI DT) has entered the thirtieth year of its history. And today the time makes the Institute to face new challenges and tasks.
 
THE SWIFT-FLOWING STREAM OF TIME
 
On November 30, the Novosibirsk Institute of Organic Chemistry of the SB RAS has marked the 85th anniversary from the birth of Vladimir Petrovich Mamaev, the Institute’s former Director, Corresponding Member of the RAS. He passed away in 1987, but colleagues keep in memory the remarkable scientist and great person and hold him in honour.
 
ATMOSPHERE UNDER CONTROL
 
The 25th International Conference on Laser Radars «International Laser Radar Conference, 25 ILRC» has gathered in Saint Petersburg this summer over two hundred and sixty top-class experts.
 
FORUM OF YOUNG SCIENTISTS IN KRASNOYARSK
 
The XI All-Russia Conference of Young Scientists on Mathematical Modeling and Information Technologies, arranged by the Institute of Computational Technologies and the Institute of Computational Modeling, has taken place in Krasnoyarsk on October 26-28.
 
NEW «GOLD»
 
The Fourth Biotechnological Exhibition-Fair «RosBioTech – 2010» has been held in the Central Exhibition Centre «Expocentre» (Moscow) with the support of the Ministry of Education and Science of the RF, from November 9 through November 11.
 
THE CENTER FOR COLLECTIVE USE HAS RECEIVED AWARD
 
The Eighth International Specialized Exhibition «Laboratory Expo 2010» has taken place in Moscow on November 23-26. The TSU Exposition at this exhibition has been devoted to the activities of the Tomsk Regional Center for Collective Use.
 
THE NOVOSIBIRSK BRANCH OF THE SOCIETY OF SOIL SCIENTISTS INVITES ALL THOSE INTERESTED TO COOPERATION
 
NEWS FROM IRKUTSK
 
TOMSK POGROM - TRAGIC PAGE OF HISTORY
 
Here we present a new book of Mikhail Victorovich Shilovsky, Professor of NSU.
 
VACANCIES
 
THOUGHTS ABOUT TEACHING MATHEMATICS
 
It’s not much of a secret, that during recent years some decrease in the level of all mathematical education for a significant part of students and even post-graduate students has become obvious.
 
«PROGRAMMER FROM SIBERIA»: THE PRESENT AND THE FUTURE
 
The West is well aware that Siberia, except for bears, is known for its programmers, whom they willingly hire to work. Certainly not everyone, but only the most talented and capable. However, during last years our experts have been pressed by competitors from China and India, frequently having the similar professional qualities, but far lower needs for wages.
 
SOCIOLOGY IN HIGHER EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION: MIRROR, TOOL OF MANAGEMENT OR INSTRUMENT OF PUNISHMENT?
 
It would be desirable for scientific and pedagogical community, to have a discussion over the issue, whether sociological support of educational process in a higher educational institute is the means of its improvement and necessary feedback of faculties and administration. Or it is the means of psychological pressure on undesirable, inconvenient, disagreeable members of pedagogical staff.
 
IS THERE A THREAT OF RUNNING WILD TO RUSSIA?
 
The 2010th year - the year of hopes and disappointments, achievements and defeats, victory for common sense and blossoming of obscurantism, confidence in the future and apathy, comes to an end. The year was diversified and conflicting, but in general the conclusions are unfavourable.
 
EMERGENCY LANDING OF PELICANS
 
Same as six years ago, the news about catching several pelicans in Siberia in places where they should not be met, has appeared on pages of newspapers and telenews releases, in the middle of this November.
 
IN MEMORIAM
 
Valeriya Nikolaevna Kuznetsova.