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Science in Siberia

WEEKLY OF THE SIBERIAN BRANCH OF THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES (SB RAS)
 
N 6 (2841) February 2012
NEWS
 
CONGRATULATIONS ON THE DAY OF SCIENCE
 
TO FORM A SCIENCE THAT MEETS THE CHALLENGES OF TIME
 
A traditional Press-conference has been held at the Plenipotentiary Representation of the Siberian Federal District on February 6, just on the eve of the Day of Science. The heads of major research organizations of Siberia have shared their achievements for the past year and answered the questions of journalists.
 
SCIENCE AND EQUIPMENT ARE STRENGTHENING THE EASTERN REGIONS
 
During his visit to the Novosibirsk Region, Minister of Regional Development V.F. Basargin has been acquainted with the activities of SB RAS and Technopark of Novosibirsk Academgorodok.
 
POWER, SCIENCE AND TERRITORY: A NEW FORM OF RELATIONS
 
Further work on the concept of a long-term targeted program for development of the Sovietsky District of Novosibirsk city and Scientific Centers of SB RAS and SB RAMS is being carried out.
 
FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE COUNTRY AND SCIENCE
 
A prominent specialist in the field of Cainozoic geodynamics, the lithosphere seismogeodynamics of continents and neotectonics, Deputy Director of the Institute of the Earth’s Crust of SB RAS, Doctor of Geological and Mineralogical Sciences, Professor Cyril Georgievich Levy will mark his 65th birth anniversary on February 10.
 
MEETING AT VERTKOVSKY
 
A regular cycle of the popular TV show “Meetings at Vertkovsky” has taken place on February 7 at the State TV broadcasting company “Novosibirsk”. On the eve of Day of Russian Science, Academician N.Z. Lyakhov, Director of the Institute of Solid State Chemistry and Mechanochemistry of SB RAS, Chief Academic Secretary of SB RAS, has been a guest of the TV studio.
 
TO UNDERSTAND THE LAWS OF THE UNIVERSE
 
The beginning of second semester and the opening of Days of Science at the Novosibirsk State University has been marked by a lecture entitled “Modern Astrophysics” that took place at the Big Physical Auditorium on February 6.
 
“THE ART OF SCIENCE-2012”
 
On February 20, the annual International Festival “The Art of Science–2012” will start. For the past five years it has been hosted by the company “Media Park” and the Ministry of Education and Science with the aim of drawing attention to science and education and popularization of science through art.
 
DEFINING THE AIM
 
The Institute of Cytology and Genetics of SB RAS invites students to carry out the exciting excursions.
 
STRATEGIES AND TACTICS OF EXTREME PARALLELISM
 
The world's first Supercomputer of petaflop performance (10 quadrillion calculations per second), has been launched in the USA in 2008.
 
SciFinder — NAVIGATOR IN THE OCEAN OF CHEMICAL INFORMATION
 
The training seminars on working with the system SciFinder - the most important information-search resource in the field of chemistry, hosted by the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) of the American Chemical Society, have been held at the Institute of Catalysis of SB RAS and NSU on January 24-25.
 
IT’S EASIER TO CLOSE THE BAIKALSK PULP AND PAPER MILL (BPPM) THAN TO RE-PROFILE IT
 
In late January, the Public Council on the Environmental Issues, affiliated to the government of Irkutsk region has taken place. The proposals for recultivation of the BPPM accumulated industrial wastes have, in particular, been considered at the meeting.
 
AT THE PRESIDIUM OF THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
 
WITH “ALICE” TO THE LAND OF COMPUTER WONDERS
 
Computer School “Alice” was born 26 years ago, when personal computers did not exist, and only bulky electronic computers were used in Irkutsk.
 
PROFESSION – ARCHAEOLOGIST
 
The exhibition “Profession – archaeologist”, opened at the House of Scientists of SB RAS on February 6, has been devoted to the Day of Science.
 
PORTRAIT OF SCIENCE AT THE TURN OF THE CENTURY
 
The photo exhibition “Portrait of science at the turn of the century” has been opened at the House of Scientists of SB RAS on February 7.
 
PORTRAITS OF STATE PEOPLE
 
February 26 marks 230 years since the birth of a portrait painter Alexander Grigorievich Varnek (1782-1843) who created a whole gallery of portraits of famous people of Pushkin's time.
 
VACANCIES
 
HALF A CENTURY IN RADIATION PHYSICS OF SEMICONDUCTORS
 
On January 17, it would be 80 years from the birth of Leonid Stepanovich Smirnov, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Professor, the USSR State Prize Winner. He died two months before his birth anniversary.
 
IN MEMORIAM
 
Svetlana Anatolievna Zhuravleva.
 
IN MEMORIAM
 
Vitaly Gorelik.