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Science in Siberia

WEEKLY OF THE SIBERIAN BRANCH OF THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES (SB RAS)
 
N 46 (2332) December 2001
NEWS
 
 
ON THE COMPETITION FOR THE V.A.KOPTIUG PRIZES
 
held by the Russian Academy of Sciences in 2002.
 
THE NOVOSIBIRSK STATE UNIVERSITY BEING AWARDED WITH THE SPI GOLD MEDAL
 
In 2001, the anniversary year for the Association of French Industry Assistance (SPI) the Novosibirsk State University has been awarded with the SPI Gold Medal, and the NSU Rector Nikolai Dikanski has been decorated with Honorary Breastplate of the Association. At the end of November Rector of the University has been invited to visit Paris where the solemn presentation of the awards was held.
 
PLAN OF SCIENTIFIC EVENTS FOR DECEMBER
 
 
GREAT ACADEMIC GATHERING IN MOSCOW
 
The SB RAS General Meeting of November 13, 2001.
 
THE FIRST ECOLOGICAL
 
At the Novosibirsk Academgorodok the first stream of extension courses in specialty "Environmental protection and rational nature management" has finished the work.
 
THE YOUNG SCIENTISTS CONFERENCE SCHOOL
 
From November 26 to December 2 the Young Scientists` Conference School "Contemporary Problems of Solid State Radiation Physics" was held at the Tomsk Polytechnic University.
 
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP ON PROGRAMMING
 
From November 26 to November 29 the semi-final of the International Student`s World Championship on programming (ACM ICPC) has been held at the Altai State Technical University. The Championship is held annually already more than 20 years running among combined teams of higher educational institutions.
 
SIBERIAN HEALTH: MYTH AND REALITY
 
Real needs of territories are not taken into account in development of federal programs.
 
"APPLICATION DRUDGERY" AND SPACE SURPRISE
 
The Institute of Semiconductor Physics of the SB RAS participates in the Competition of research and experimental development works, held on demand of the Ministry of Industry, Science and Technologies of Russian Federation within the framework of the target scientific and technical program " Researches and elaborations in priority fields of science and engineering development" for 2002-2006.
 
THERMODYNAMICS AND INORGANIC MATERIALS
 
The problems of researches in the field of thermodynamics and inorganic materials were at the centre of attention of the seminar held at the Institute of Inorganic chemistry of the SB RAS from October 22 to October 25 under aegis of the Presidiums of the Siberian and Ural Branches of the RAS.
 
WHY DO COALMINES BLOW UP?
 
Statistics shows, that each one million ton of coal mined in Russia is coupled to loss of one miner`s life. Ranging the injuring importance of the causes we have the following sequence: collapses and fall of rocks, then machines and mechanisms, transport, electro supply, methane explosions etc. What does underlie these accidents? And chiefly, what is done in order to draw together with world level of gas safety of coalmines?
 
THREE STAGES OF PROFESSOR SIROTKINA`S LIFE
 
Doctor Sc. (Chemistry), Professor Ekaterina Egorovna Sirotkina is known to scientific community as the scientist who has devoted more than 50 years to scientific and pedagogical activity.
 
"EARTHKEEPERS" FROM NOVOSIBIRSK
 
At the end of October scientific and practical conference on the results of the 3rd All-Russian N.N.Moiseev Competition of children`s ecological projects was held in Moscow.
 
ENCYCLOPEDIA OF YAKUTIAN GEOLOGY
 
Recently the Moscow Publishing House "Nauka" has issued a fundamental work "Tectonics and geodynamics of Republic Saha (Yakutia) territory" edited by Director of the Institute of Diamond and Noble Metals Geology of the SB RAS, Doctor Sc. (Geology and Mineralogy) L.Parfenov and Director of the Institute of Geochemistry of the SB RAS, Corresponding Member of the RAS M.Kuzmin.
 
NOVEL BOOKS OF THE "RADIO AND COMMUNICATION" PUBLISHING HOUSE
 
 
THERE IS PROTECTION AGAINST ANTHRAX!
 
As it is known, Siberian scientists have found an efficient way to protect against anthrax spores distributed by mail. Our correspondent Galina Kiseleva has a talk to one of the authors of the development, head of the Laboratory of Microbiology of the Limnological Institute of the SB RAS, Doctor Sc. (Biology), Professor V.Druekker.
 
OPTICAL COMMUNICATION BETWEEN SATELLITES HAS BECOME REALITY
 
Communication session between two satellites with a laser beam use for data transfer has been realized for the first time.
 
CULTURAL NEWS
 
 
SIBERIA. SCIENCE. PRESS.
 
According to materials of central and Novosibirsk newspapers for November.
 
THE "SIBACADEMBANK" INFORMING
 
 
NEW YEAR`S GIFT FOR CHILDREN... FROM GOVERNMENT
 
As it has become known, the Government Vice-premier V.Matvienko has adopted decision about not-financing New Year`s gifts for children.
 
A BALL ABOVE THE GRID
 
November 8-11 the Regional Academiad-2001 and the 33rd Traditional Table Tennis Tournament for the "Science in Siberia" Weekly Prizes have been held at the sports hall of the House of Physical Culture of the Novosibirsk Scientific Center.