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Science in Siberia

WEEKLY OF THE SIBERIAN BRANCH OF THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES (SB RAS)
 
N 45 (2830) November 2011
NEWS
 
AN OPEN LETTER TO THE PRIME MINISTER
 
An open letter to the address of the RF Prime Minister V.V.Putin on the necessity of urgent increase of financing of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research and the Russian Humanitarian Scientific Fund has been published on the Scientific.ru website.
 
THE MICHAEL DAY PROGRAM
 
For the seventh time Academgorodok celebrates the Michael Day. We invite you to the celebration devoted to the 300th birth anniversary of M.I.Lomonosov, to be held on November 19 at the House of Scientists of SB RAS.
 
CONGRATULATIONS ON THE NATIONAL UNITY DAY
 
Chairman of the SB RAS Academician A.L.Aseev has received festive congratulations from President of the Russian Federation and the Head of his administration.
 
SB RAS IS ON TOP OF THE WORLD
 
At the period covering November 2 through November 4, the delegation of Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences at the invitation of President of the Nepal Academy of Science and Technology has paid an official visit to the city of Kathmandu, and has taken part in the General Assembly of Association of Academies of Sciences in Asia — AASA.
 
M.M.ODINTSOV’S DIAMOND “ODYSSEY”
 
The outstanding scientist, founder of the East Siberian school on studying geological structures, magmatism and diamond content of the Siberian platform, Corresponding Member of RAS Mikhail Mikhailovich Odintsov, if still living, would be 100 on November 5 this year.
 
ECOLOGY AND MICROORGANISMS
 
The International Conference “Ecology and Geochemical Activity of Microorganisms of Extreme Habitats” has been held at the Institute of General and Experimental Biology of SB RAS of the Buryat Scientific Centre in September.
 
TURCOLOGIST INTERNATIONAL FORUM
 
The International Scientific Congress “Ethnic History and Culture of Turkic Peoples of Eurasia (on materials of anthropology, archeology, cultural science, linguistics, folklore studies and ethnography)” has been held in Omsk from September 27 through September 30.
 
THE NORTH DEMANDS NEW DECISIONS
 
The All-Russian Scientific - Practical Conference “Geomechanical and geotechnological problems of effective development of solid mineral deposits of northern and northeast regions of Russia” has been held in Yakutsk from September 13 through September 15.
 
“SIMEXPO - SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTATION – 2011”
 
The 5th International specialized exhibition of devices and equipment for scientific researches has taken place in Moscow from October 24 through October 27.
 
“CHEMISTRY – 2011”
 
The XVI International Exhibition of Chemical Industry and Science has been held in Moscow “Expocentre” from October 24 through October 27.
 
QUASI-CRYSTAL UNIQUE PROPERTIES
 
Quasi-crystals discovery can be considered as the long arm of coincidence as far as it happened while realizing the “routine” researches of metal aluminum - manganese alloys received by fast quenching rate of the melt.
 
SCIENTIFIC SESSION AT THE INSTITUTE OF HUMAN ECOLOGY OF SB RAS
 
BAIKAL - TIBET
 
The joint Russian - Chinese expeditions to the Lake Baikal and to the Tibetan autonomous region of China have been held in August - October 2011, within the framework of the international cooperation of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences.
 
XI COMPETITION OF RUSSIAN INNOVATIONS HAS STARTED
 
ARE OBSCURANTISM AND INNOVATIONS COMPATIBLE?
 
INADEQUATE REGENERATION
 
“Wanted as better...” – such was the result of recent works on green plantings regeneration in Academgorodok.
 
REDUCTION OF NUMBER OF HIGHER EDUCATIONAL ESTABLISHMENTS IS SURGERY, THEIR INTEGRATION IS THERAPY
 
Rector of the Tomsk Polytechnic National Research University Pyotr Chubik opposes reduction in number of higher educational establishments and offers another method of struggle for the quality of higher education.
 
VACANCIES
 
APPRECIATE THE MOMENT
 
The above expression could possibly be referred to the philosophy of pictures submitted for the Photography Exhibition “People and City” by the known Tomsk photo artist Vladimir Bobretsov.
 
“TIME HAS CHOSEN US...”
 
The above-entitled exhibition of Novosibirsk photographers has been devoted to the decade of older persons.
 
IN MEMORIAM
 
Ph.D. (Chemistry) Yury Gennadievich Stenin.