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Science in Siberia

WEEKLY OF THE SIBERIAN BRANCH OF THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES (SB RAS)
 
N 21 (2856) May 2012
NEWS
 
HOPE FOR THE BEST AND BE READY FOR BIGGER CHALLENGERS
 
The above can refer to the brief contents of the press conference of SB RAS Chairman, Vice-President of RAS Academician A.L. Aseev and Chief Scientific Secretary of the SB RAS Academician N.Z. Lyakhov, which they held on May 29, on their return from the General Assembly of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
 
CORRESPONDING MEMBER OF THE RAS D.M. MARKOVICH IS 50
 
Congratulations from the SB RAS Presidium.
 
“IMPORTANT IS HARMONY WITH YOURSELF AND THE WORLD”
 
Our today’s guest D.M. Markovich is one of the youngest Corresponding Members of RAS both in respect of terms (elected in December last year) and age (marked his 50th birth anniversary on May 28).
 
CONTEST OF JOURNALISTIC WORKS ANNOUNCED
 
In connection with the 55th anniversary of the SB RAS and the Year of Russian History, the SB RAS Presidium adopted a resolution on holding a contest of journalistic works.
 
IN MEMORY OF ACADEMICIAN L.V.KIRENSKY
 
A bas-relief sculpture dedicated to Academician Kirensky has been opened at the Siberian Federal University on May 25.
 
ARCTIC: AN EXPERIMENT ON HUMAN BEING?
 
From 11 to 13 May, the House of Scientists of SB RAS has hosted the International Russian-German seminar on the issues of environmental evolution in the Arctic zone of Siberia.
 
CATALYTIC TECHNOLOGIES – TO THE REGIONAL ECONOMY
 
Viktor Tolokonsky, Presidential Envoy to the Siberian Federal District, has met with the executive authorities of the Boreskov Institute of Catalysis of the SB RAS on May 11.
 
WHO WILL OPEN A WAY TO A NEW DRUG?
 
At the A.E. Favorsky Irkutsk Institute of Chemistry of the SB RAS there has been developed an original domestic product for prevention and treatment of atherosclerosis.
 
HOW MANY OMUL FISH LEFT IN BAIKAL LAKE?
 
Work to determine the number and biomass of Baikal omul fish by means of hydroacoustic method has been carried out as part of an integration project, wherein representatives of several SB RAS Institutes have been involved.
 
ANCIENT TEXTILE OF EASTERN ASIA
 
An article written by a group of scientists from Russia and the United States, presenting new data on the time the weaving first appeared in Eurasia, has been published in the “Antiquity” June 2012 issue.
 
“MONUMENTS OF FOLKLORE...” - HALF WAY POINT PASSED
 
A presentation of two volumes - 30 and 31 - from Academic series “Monuments of folklore of the peoples of Siberia and the Far East” has taken place at the Institute of Philology of the SB RAS.
 
SPRING SESSION AT THE LIBRARY
 
The “first semester" lectures dedicated to the Year of Russian history have been completed at the SPSL of SB RAS.
 
INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION WILL BE NECESSARY
 
An exit workshop on establishing international cooperation with scientific organizations and institutions of Mongolia has taken place in mid-May in the Republic of Buryatia.
 
TO SECRETS OF THE COSMOS FROM THE BAIKAL DEPTHS
 
In late April, the work on reconstruction of the Baikal deep underwater neutrino telescope has been started.
 
INTERNATIONAL AWARD TO NOVOSIBIRSK INNOVATORS
 
Innovative Company “Center of Vortex Technologies” has returned from one of the largest and most representative innovative salons in Europe.
 
FULL MEMBERS OF ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF SAKHA REPUBLIC (YAKUTIA) HAVE BEEN ELECTED
 
A general portback election meeting of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) has been held on May 17.
 
DEPARTMENT OF REGIONAL AND SOCIAL RESEARCH HAS BEEN SET UP AT THE YAKUT SCIENTIFIC CENTER OF SB RAS
 
CENTRAL SCIENTIFIC LIBRARY CELEBRATES ITS 65th ANNIVERSARY
 
For employees of the Yakut Scientific Center of SB RAS, the 2012 All-Russia Library Day, celebrated on May 27, has coincided with a remarkable date - the 65th anniversary of foundation of the Central Scientific Library of YaSC of SB RAS.
 
SPIRITUAL HERITAGE
 
A scientific-practical conference “Spiritual Heritage of A.E. Kulakovsky in the context of finding ways of cultural identity in a globalizing world”, dedicated to the promotion of monument of material and spiritual culture of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) - letters of A.E. Kulakovsky “To the Yakut Intelligentsia”, has been held on May 29.
 
VACANCIES
 
COMMEMORATION OF THE 55TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SIBERIAN BRANCH OF RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
 
In the Novosibirsk Scientific Center 12 Institutes have been named after their founders. In order to involve the younger generation in the history of the Siberian Branch, the action named “The 55th anniversary of the SB RAS” has taken place.
 
YOUNG, SUCCESSFUL, ACTIVE!
 
A Forum of the most successful and active high school students of our district, dedicated to the 55th anniversary of the SB RAS, has been held under the motto “Heroes of the Siberian Science” in the conference hall of the Soviet District Administration of Novosibirsk, on May 18.
 
OLD VETERAN’S THOUGHTS
 
Literary creativity of scientists.