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NASB scientists develop Weather in Pocket mobile app
Scientists and specialists of the Geoinformation Systems Unitary Enterprise of the NAS of Belarus have developed the Weather in Pocket mobile app.
Weather in Pocket is the first non-industrial version of the Belhydromet mobile app for Android 4.1 and higher with a screen resolution of 854x480. It provides the user with information about the current weather, hydrological, agrometeorological, radiation, and ecological situation in different settlements of the Republic of Belarus.
All the information provided by the app results from the automated processing of the measurement data gained through the Belhydromet state observation network. The Belhydromet forecasters form storm warnings in advance. The specialists also warn about dangerous and adverse meteorological phenomena as they occur. Predictive meteorological data are calculated automatically with no control and adjustment, generally accepted numerical weather models at the Belhydromet computing power being used. Common services such as selecting a settlement and viewing data for it, a profile with a set of data oriented to a specific user group, including a dacha dweller, fisherman or nature lover, are provided.
Laureates of 100 Talents of National Academy of Sciences of Belarus competition defined
The Bureau of the Presidium approved the list of laureates of the annual competition “100 Talents of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus.” This year, the list includes 20 young scientists. All of them will be included to the data bank “100 Talents of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus” (a corresponding certificate being issued) and to the reserve of management personnel of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. In addition, they receive a one-time grant to participate in an international scientific event for one calendar year from the moment the results of the competition have been announced. If their annual report on research, teaching and innovation activities is satisfactory, the laureates of the competition will be paid an annual premium of up to 50 basic values during all the period they are included into the data bank “100 Talents of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus.”
Delegation of NASB Agency for Space Research takes part in Yerevan meeting
On 13-14 December 2018, the 9th meeting of representatives of the executive authorities from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) on space cooperation was held in Yerevan, Republic of Armenia. The meeting was attended by representatives of the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Russian Federation, and a representative of the CIS Executive Committee. A delegation of the National Academy of Sciences under the leadership of Ivan N. Bucha, Head of the Department for Space Activities, represented the Republic of Belarus.
NASB scientists take part in press conference on scientific support of pharmaceutical industry
On 18 December 2018, a press conference on scientific support of the pharmaceutical industry and new achievements of the Academy’s scientists was held at the Press Center of the Press House. The event was attended by Elena Kalinichenko, Deputy Director for Research and Innovation of the NASB Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Head of the ChemPharmSynthesis Research and Production Center, Corresponding Member of the NAS of Belarus; Zoya Kuvaeva, Head of the Department of Medicinal Substances of the NASB Institute of Physical and Organic Chemistry, Doctor of Chemistry, Professor, Scientific Director of the Amino Acids Center; and Olga Kazyuchits, Deputy Director for Research of the Akadempharm Republican Manufacturing Unitary Enterprise.
Elena Kalinichenko told the journalists that the NASB Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry registered the first original drug Leykovir for treatment of patients suffering from multiple sclerosis. She explained that the disease, when progressing, led to complete disability of a person, and the drug could stop the process of destruction of certain areas, inflamed in the brain.
NAS of Belarus awards Prizes of 2018
The Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus summed up the results of the competition for the prizes of the NAS of Belarus in 2018. The NASB Commission on Prizes decided to award five prizes of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, two prizes in the field of Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, and Physical and Technical Sciences; and three prizes in the field of Biology, Chemistry, Medicine, Agrarian and Earth Sciences. The size of the prize is 250 base values.
Presentation of "The Evangelical Church of Belarus: Past and Present" at Yakub Kolas Central Scientific Library of NAS of Belarus
Yakub Kolas Central Scientific Library of the NAS of Belarus invites to a presentation of the digest of articles The Evangelical Church of Belarus: Past and Present (Issues 1-3), which will be held on 18 December 2018, at 3:00 p.m.
The digest has been published since 2014. To date, there are three volumes of materials issued in 2014, 2016 and 2018, which reflect the history of Belarusian and Western European Protestantism. The third one is the outcome of the Third International Scientific and Practical Conference “The Evangelical Church of Belarus: Past and Present” (Minsk, 9 December 2017), which was dedicated to the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and the 500th anniversary of the Belarusian Bible. Both of these anniversaries were widely celebrated in Belarus throughout 2017.
NAS of Belarus and Alferov Foundation announce winners of competition for young scientists in 2018
The Bureau of the NASB Presidium has resolved to award Prizes of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus and the Foundation for Education and Science (Alferov Foundation) for young scientists in 2018.
The Prize in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Physical, Engineering and Technical Sciences has been awarded to Kirill Mikitchuk, Senior Researcher of the State Scientific and Production Association “Optics, Optoelectronics and Laser Technology”, Candidate of Physics and Mathematics, for his research work “Ultra-High-Frequency Optoelectronic Generators with Ultra-Low Phase Noise for Radar Systems.”
The Prize in Biology, Chemistry, Medicine, Agriculture and Earth Sciences has been awarded to Tatyana Plisko, Senior Researcher of the State Scientific Institution “Institute of Physical and Organic Chemistry of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus”, Candidate of Chemistry, for her research work “New Methods for Producing Polymer Membranes for Ultrafiltration, Gas Separation and Pervaporation.”
The Prize in Humanities and Social Sciences has been awarded to Anastasia Bobrova, Head of the Department of the State Scientific Institution “Institute of Economics of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus”, Candidate of Economics, for her research work “A New Paradigm of Management of Social and Demographic Processes.”
National Academy of Sciences of Belarus and Karelian Research Center of RAS sign cooperation agreement
On 12 December 2018, the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus and the Federal State Budgetary Institution of Science Federal Research Center «Karelian Research Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences» signed a Cooperation Agreement. The Agreement aims at developing scientific and technical potential of Belarusian and Russian scientists and expanding relations between scientific institutions, as well as promoting scientific cooperation and practical implementation of scientific research in areas of mutual interest. The scientific cooperation intends to create favorable conditions for the exchange of ideas, information and technologies, and to organize joint research and development in the framework of agreed priorities. According to the document, the sides agreed to cooperate in a wide range of areas, including the development and implementation of integrated scientific and technological projects, participation in joint applications for national and international grants and a currency-free equivalent exchange of scientists for the implementation of approved projects.
Meeting of Interagency Nutrition Coordination Council to be held at NAS of Belarus
On 12 December 2018 (Wednesday), at 4:00 p.m., a meeting of the Interagency Nutrition Coordination Council will be held at the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. The Council members, heads of the NASB organizations, famous scientists, as well as representatives of different ministries and departments of our country will attend the event.
NASB delegation takes part in celebration of 100th anniversary of NASU
On December 6-7, a delegation of the NAS of Belarus, headed by Chairman of the NASB Presidium Vladimir Gusakov, took part in the celebration events, dedicated to 100th anniversary of the foundation of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.
The Belarusian delegation participated in a jubilee session of the General Meeting of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. The first persons of the state, representatives of the world scientific community and the creative intelligentsia, as well as representatives of the diplomatic corps and central government bodies attended the solemn meeting. The famous Ukrainian scientist Academician Boris Paton, the worldwide oldest in terms of age and tenure President of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, also participated in the event. Boris Paton was born on 27 November 1918, on the day of the foundation of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.
International scientific conference, dedicated to 100th anniversary of BSSR, starts at NAS of Belarus
An international scientific conference, dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the BSSR, started its work at the NAS of Belarus. About 500 historians, representatives of ministries and departments, scientific organizations, higher educational institutions of our country, and foreign guests take part in its work. The international forum aims at familiarizing with scientific and practical achievements in the study of the history of the revolutionary events of the early 20th century. It is going to look into the formation of the Belarusian national statehood in the 20th century, discuss debatable issues of Belarus history in 1919–1991, as well as contribute to improvement of the interaction between academic and university science.
NAS of Belarus participates in Vietnam Expo 2018 exposition
On 5 December 2018, the 16th Vietnam International Trade Fair VIETNAM EXPO 2018 opened in Ho Chi Minh City. This year, Belarus is the guest of honor at the exhibition. The National Academy of Sciences of Belarus presents its developments in water purification and water production, new materials of a wide range of application, developments in medicine and public health, biological products for animal husbandry and crop production.
Vietnam Expo is one of the largest universal trade and economic exhibitions in Southeast Asia. It is called the main negotiation platform of the Asian region.
NAS of Belarus to hold International Forum dedicated to 100th anniversary of BSSR
On 6 December 2018, at 10:00 a.m., an International Scientific Conference “The Historical Destinies of the Belarusian Soviet Statehood (Towards the 100th Anniversary of the Proclamation of the Socialist Soviet Republic of Belarus)” will open at the NAS of Belarus. Leading historians, representatives of ministries and departments, scientific organizations, higher educational institutions of our country and foreign guests will take part in the conference.
Prime Minister of Kyrgyz Republic gets acquainted with activities of Center for Identification Systems
During his working visit to the Republic of Belarus, Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic Mukhammedkalyi Abylgaziev got acquainted with the activities of the Center for Identification Systems.
The Head of Government was given a presentation on scientific, technical, production and business activities in the field of informatization, aimed at creating systems for automatic identification of facilities, logistics systems and electronic business operations, as well as at scientific and methodological support of the work carried out in these areas and maintenance of goods database (depositories) marked with bar and radio frequency identification codes.
National Academy of Sciences of Belarus and Belarusian Union of Women to hold round table discussion "Genetics to women”
On 30 November 2018 (Friday), a round-table discussion "Genetics to women" will be held at the Institute of Genetics and Cytology of the NAS of Belarus at 14:00. The event is organized by the Institute of Genetics and Cytology of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus and the Belarusian Union of Women.
Leading scientists-geneticists of the country and members of the female medics club Credo of the Belarusian Union of Women will take part in the round-table discussion. These are the chief doctors of clinics and hospitals, republican scientific and practical centres of Minsk, representatives of the regions. The participants of the round table will discuss such issues as "Nutrigenomics: a new direction of personalized medicine" and "Determination of individual genetic characteristics of a person is a step into the future".
Representatives of National Academy of Sciences of Belarus honored with state awards of Republic of Belarus
Under the Presidential Decree No. 462 of 28 November 2018 a number of employees of organizations and enterprises, including representatives of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, were honored with state awards for long-term fruitful work, high professionalism and exemplary performance of official duties, courage and bravery in difficult situations, a great personal contribution to strengthening of Belarus’ authority on the international arena, development of legislation and parliamentarism, Belarusian journalism, petrochemical industry, transport and tax system, significant achievements in the energy sector, science, culture and art, training of highly qualified specialists.
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Next stage of Belarusian and Russian studies of artificial intelligence discussed at NAS of Belarus
On 27 November 2018, a seminar on the problems of implementing the approaches of formalized semantics in artificial intelligence systems was held at the Center for Belarusian Culture, Language and Literature Research of the NAS of Belarus.
Scientists from Russia and Belarus participated in the seminar. The Russian side was represented by G.S.Osipov, Deputy Director of the Federal Research Center "Computer Science and Control" of the RAS, President of the Russian Association of Artificial Intelligence; V.F.Zadneprovsky, Acting Deputy Director of the Institute of Informatics Problems of the Federal Research Center "Computer Science and Control" of the RAS; S.K.Slivinsky, General Director of the Federal State Unitary Enterprise "Foreign Economic Organization LICENSINTORG"; A.Yu.Mamrov, Expert of the Federal State Unitary Enterprise "Foreign Economic Organization LICENSINTORG". From the Belarusian side, the seminar was attended by S.P.Vityaz, Deputy Director for Science and Innovation of the Center for Belarusian Culture, Language and Literature Research of the NAS of Belarus; A.N.Gordey, Chief Researcher of the Center of System Analysis and Strategic Research (CSASR) of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus; a group of specialists from the CSASR and the NASB United Institute of Informatics Problems.
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