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Science in Siberia

WEEKLY OF THE SIBERIAN BRANCH OF THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES (SB RAS)
 
N 2 (2238) January 2000
NEWS
 
K.I.ZAMARAYEV INTERNATIONAL CHARITY SCIENTIFIC FOUNDATION
 
Year 2000 program. Financial support of fundamental research in the field of chemical catalysis and physical chemistry of the surface.
 
ANNIVERSARIES OF 2000
 
Traditionally, in the very beginning of the year, “SIS” presents the associates of SB RAS, members of the Russian Academy of Sciences, who will celebrate their anniversaries in 2000.
 
V.Snytko is a Honored Worker of Science of the RF
 
TO MAKE THE FLYING TWINKLING STAY FOREVER
 
Doctor Sc. (Chemistry), Professor Ivan Ipatovich Yakovlev is 70
 
UNVEILING THE MYSTERIES OF IONOSPHERE
 
The oldest associate of the Institute of Solar and Earth Physics, prominent expert in middle atmosphere and ionosphere, Doctor Sc. (Physics and Mathematics) Lev Shchepkin is 70.
 
IN WAKE OF INTERWEEK
 
Candidate Sc. (History), Assistant Professor of the Department of the History of Russia of NSU Aleksei Borzenkov will celebrate his 50-th anniversary on January, 15, 2000.
 
TOMSK INSTITUTE OF PETROCHEMISTRY IS 30
 
The Institute of Petrochemistry of the Siberian Branch of RAS will celebrate its 30-th anniversary in January, 2000. Special jubilee scientific session dedicated to the date, “Achievements of the petrochemistry of the 30-th year history of the Institute: Results and Prospective”, will be held on January, 18 – 21.
 
OIL AS A CENTER OF ATTRACTION
 
"This year we will celebrate not only the anniversary of the Institute of Petrochemistry, but also the jubilee of its Director, Doctor Sc. (Technology) L. Altunina" - these are words from the letter written by the Scientific Secretary of IP SB RAS I. Savinova. Lyubov' Konstantinovna Altunina has celebrated the jubilee in the end-November. We have tried to interview her, but she was on leave to Vietnam at this time, so we were forced to do with the academic info with the lyric title "Lady of the Oil Fields". Lyubov' Konstantinovna has promised to meet us and to talk about all problems during the earliest visit to Novosibirsk. We have met just on the New Year's eve.
 
VACANCIES
 
“HOT” PROJECTS ARE SUPPORTED BY FOUNDATIONS
 
In this year, the budgetary funds of the Institute of Geology of the Buryatian Scientific Center of SB RAS were little more than 3.5 million rubles, but the total inflow was about 10 million rubles. Additional financial support has come from RFBR and INTAS projects, programs of the Ministry of Science and the Ministry of Education of RF, contracts with joins-stock companies and public institutions. However, the Federal Programme “Social and Economical Development of the Republic of Buryatia” is of special importance.
 
FUNDAMENTAL PROBLEMS OF THE MATERIAL SCIENCE OF SEMICONDUCTOR SILICON
 
This was the title of the Integration Programme implemented in 1997-99 by the combined efforts of seven institutes of the Siberian Branch, including those located in Novosibirsk: Institute of Semiconductor Physics, Institute of Thermophysics, Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Institute of Hydrodynamics, as well as the institutes from Irkutsk: Institute of Geochemistry and Institute of Organic Chemistry.
 
SUCCESSFUL DEFENCES
 
The Dissertation Council of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography was in session in the last days of the passing 1999, December, 23-24. The session considered 6 dissertations competing for the scientific degree of the Candidate Sc. (History) with the specialization in Archaeology and Ethnography.
 
TSU HAS GOT MOST AWARDS
 
2-nd International All-Siberia Innovation Forum and the supplementary exhibitions were held in Tomsk.
 
SCIENCE WRITING WORKSHOP
 
This International Russian-US Workshop was held in St. Petersburg in the end-May, 1999. The Russian partners included St. Petersburg Union of Scientists (L. Borkin) and St. Petersburg European University (N. Vakhtin), and the US side was represented by American Association for the Advancement of Science (E.J. Kirk).
 
News from RosBusinessConsulting
 
ON SOME RESEARCH AND INTERNET STATISTICS
 
The end of the past year and the beginning of the new one is the best time for reckoning. We will also discuss the investigations of the Internet conducted in the past year. The impetuous growth of the role of World Wide Web forces the majority of research companies to expand their activities in the Internet; consulting, sociological and research companies are among them.
 
UNNOTICED BOOK
 
Seven years have passed since 1992 when the Publishing House of the Nizhny Novgorod University has published the book “N. Lobachevsky. The Biographical Enigmas” by D.A. Gudkov. While its circulation amounted to 2000, the book has remained unknown to the broad public.
 
“UCHSIB”
 
8-th International Educational Exhibition. March, 21-24, 2000, Novosibirsk.
 
“TRACING AESCULAPIUS”: ABOUT THE FLU
 
During the epidemic in European countries, new drugs against the flu are often popular topic in many international radio and TV news broadcasts. “SIS” proposes the readers the interview broadcasted by “Radio Liberty” taken from the Internet.
 
“WE ARE SELF-SUFFICIENT”
 
The interview with Academician of RAMS M. Shtark