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Science in Siberia

WEEKLY OF THE SIBERIAN BRANCH OF THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES (SB RAS)
 
N 50 (2935) December 2013
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
 
Congratulations to the employees of Siberian Branch of RAS.
 
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NEW YEAR
 
Received by the Chairman of SB RAS Academician A.L. Aseev.
 
SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES OF THE SB RAS IN JANUARY
 
RAS REFORM: WHAT HAPPENED, WHAT WILL BE, HOW IT WILL END
 
At the General Meeting of SB RAS, Chairman of the Siberian Branch Academician A.L. Aseev has told about prospects related to the reform of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
 
HOPE IS THE LAST TO DIE
 
Participants of the General Meeting of SB RAS about finding the best ways to conduct the reform.
 
ACADEMICIAN M.A. LAVRENTIEV AWARDS ARE HANDED OUT
 
COMING FROM THE SIBERIAN VILLAGE
 
Director of the Sochava Institute of Geography of SB RAS, Doctor of Geographical Sciences, Professor V.M. Plyusnin has marked his birth anniversary.
 
WE ARE GETTING YOUNGER
 
Among a number of anniversaries marked by Academgorodok is the 55th anniversary of the Novosibirsk Institute of Organic Chemistry of SB RAS, the first Director of which was an outstanding organic chemist Academician Vorozhtsov N.N.-jun., whose name the Institute now bears.
 
PRIZE AS A RECOGNITION
 
Traditional ceremony of awarding the prize L'Oreal-UNESCO-RAS “For Women in Science” - namely, for Ph.D.s under the age of 35, has been over in Moscow this year as a traditional recognition of the merits of Siberian women.
 
INCENTIVE IS A SURE OPTION
 
How important for the specialist of any sphere of activity, starting to build his own career, from the very first moment to be singled out, supported and marked!
 
THE RAS REFORM: DISCUSSED, DISAPPROVED, PROMOTED
 
Press review.
 
THE NSC TRADE UNION AND RAS REFORM
 
LOW-TONNAGE CHEMISTRY - KEY TO REVIVAL OF HIGH TECHNOLOGIES
 
The International Scientific and Technical Conference “Chemical reagents and low-tonnage chemical processes” (CHEMICAL REAGENT-2013), dedicated to the development of low-tonnage chemistry, has recently been held in Irkutsk.
 
IRKUTSK SCIENTISTS HAVE OPENED ONE MORE MINERAL
 
About 4500 minerals and more than ten thousand varieties of them have been found on our planet. And every year, about thirty or forty new names are being added to this list.
 
CRADLE OF DIAMOND
 
In the mineralogical museum of the Institute of the Earth's Crust of SB RAS there is a unique collection of kimberlites.
 
THE FEDERAL ARCTIC CENTER WILL BE ESTABLISHED IN YAKUTIYA
 
Institutes of the Yakut Scientific Center will be participants of the “Development strategy of the Arctic area of Russian Federation and providing national security for the period up to 2020” megaproject implementation.
 
DOUBLE BENEFIT
 
The presentation reports for projects, invested by Krasnoyarsk Regional Fund to support scientific and technological activities, has taken place in the Krasnoyarsk Scientific Center of SB RAS in early December.
 
NEW YEAR - NEW BUILDING!
 
The solemn opening of the block of engineering-design building of the Design and Technological Institute of Applied Microelectronics of SB RAS has been held in the last days of expiring year.
 
JUBILEE OF HOUSE OF SCIENTISTS
 
The 2013 number of anniversaries completed in the celebration of the 50th anniversary since foundation of the House of Scientists of SB RAS.
 
HOW TO ESTIMATE THE BANK RELIABILITY?
 
New Year's teleconference of the MDM Bank management was held in mid-December and was devoted to the economic situation in the country, banking policy and strategy of the Bank.
 
TRAGEDY AT LONGARONE
 
The hydrotechnical disaster, when about 1910 people died within a few minutes, occurred fifty years ago, in October 1963 in Northern Italy at the Vajont reservoir. In 2008, at the opening of the “Planet Earth” International Year, the UNESCO included it in a list of five major natural and man-made disasters of the XX century, caused by “the inability of engineers and geologists to comprehend the nature”.
 
HOW TO SAVE MEMORY
 
The brain, like the body, needs a continuous training, it must continually work.
 
IN MEMORIAM
 
Doctor of Sciences (Geology and Mineralogy) G.S. Fradkin.
 
VACANCIES
 
NEW YEAR UNDER THE SIGN OF HORSE
 
Of all the year symbols of the eastern calendar, the image of horse is currently one of the most revered by most nations of the world in almost all territories of the globe.
 
CARRY US, HORSE, BYPASSING ALL OBSTACLES
 
The coming year in oriental calendar is the Year of the Horse. Without these beautiful animals it is difficult to imagine the history of mankind. But in this man-made century the horse is exoticism, sooner the entertainment for rich people, although people in the villages continue to exist with it side by side, like many centuries ago.
 
“FIRE-BREATHING DRAGONS”
 
I can’t stop surprising the ingenuity, cleverness, and resourcefulness of workers - assistant geologists in the field parties. It was the New Year's Eve...