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Presentation of 37-volumed "Historical Dictionary of the Belarusian Language" to be held on October 26, 2017
On 26 October 2017, at 10:30 a.m., a presentation of the 37-volumed "Historical Dictionary of the Belarusian Language" will be held in a small conference hall of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (room 216). The Dictionary was compiled at the Yakub Kolas Institute of Linguistics of the NAS of Belarus in 1982–2017.
The "Historical Dictionary of the Belarusian Language" is the only reference book in national humanities, which reflects the richness of the Belarusian language vocabulary of the 14th-18th centuries as full as possible. It is a reliable source of information about the past of Belarus. The Dictionary also contains the richest information about the social and economic life, material and spiritual culture of the Belarusian people in this historical period. More than 75,000 words from chronicles, chronographs, military and knightly novels, memoirs, scientific and religious works, and many other written historical sources have been recorded in the Dictionary.
International Scientific Congress "Science for the Knowledge Economy" to start its work on October 26, 2017
In the framework of the Year of Science in the Republic of Belarus, the Institute of Economics together with the Center for System Analysis and Strategic Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus organize the International Scientific Congress "Science for the Knowledge Economy", which will be held on October 26-27, 2017.
The Congress aims at exchanging expert opinions and discussing topical issues of application of scientific developments and innovative technologies in the interests of dynamic development of the real sector, as well as at joint searching for perspective directions of modernization of the national economy and implementation of Belarus' foreign economic strategy.
Round-table discussion on male health to be held at NASB Institute of Physiology on October 25
On 25 October 2017, at 3:00 p.m., a round-table discussion on problems of male health and their solution will be held at the Institute of Physiology of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (vul. Akademičnaja 28). Leading scientists and specialists of the Institute of Physiology of the NAS of Belarus, the Belarusian Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education of the Republic of Belarus, representatives of higher educational institutions and organizations of the country's healthcare system will participate in its work.
Solemn opening of Seventh Belarusian Space Congress takes place at NAS of Belarus
On 24 October 2017, a solemn opening of the Seventh Belarusian Space Congress took place at the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. It was organized by the NAS of Belarus and the United Institute of Informatics Problems of the NAS of Belarus.
On 24-26 October, more than 120 reports of scientists and specialists from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and a number of other countries are to be presented.
Alexander Beletsky, Corresponding Member of NASB, awarded with the Certificate of Honor of Council of Ministers of Republic of Belarus
In accordance with the Resolution of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus No. 771 of 13 October 2017, Alexander Beletsky, Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, was awarded with the Certificate of Honor of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus. The Certificate was awarded "for many years of fruitful work, high professionalism, significant personal contribution to the introduction of new effective methods of diagnostics and treatment." The Resolution was signed by A. Kobyakov, Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus.
First Belarusian Congress of Philosophy completes its work
On 18-20 October 2017, the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus hosted the First Belarusian Congress of Philosophy "National Philosophy in Global World." The forum was timed to the Year of Science and became the largest event in the field of philosophical sciences and related social and humanitarian disciplines in the history of independent Belarus. More than 680 delegates from 25 countries, including all the EAEU states, countries of Europe, Asia and America participated in it.
International Scientific Forum "Traditional Belarusian Costume in European Cultural Space" to be opened on October 19, 2017
On 19 October 2017, at 10:00 a.m., a solemn opening of the International Scientific Forum "Traditional Belarusian Costume in European Cultural Space" will be held at the NASB Center for the Belarusian Culture, Language and Literature Research (vul. Surhanava 1/2). Leading scientists from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania, and Estonia will participate in it. During the forum, new models of social functioning of the traditional costume, as well as new models of the use and development of valuable national heritage in modern conditions will be considered. The forum results will help to highlight the priority and long-term objectives of further social and cultural development of the Republic of Belarus in the context of pan-European cultural processes.
Unique device developed by scientists from NASB Institute of Applied Physics
In 2017, scientists from the Institute of Applied Physics of the NAS of Belarus developed ISUM-1 software and hardware complex. It is designed for measurement of the modulus of elasticity and hardness of modern composite graphite and carbon materials and for non-destructive testing of products from them. ISUM-1 has no analogues in the world. It is developed for needs of aerospace industry (to control assemblies of turbo-pump sets of liquid rocket engines and nozzle extensions) and in other industries which use products made of graphite and carbon materials. The device has been introduced by the Scientific and Technical Center “Etalon” (Russian Federation), which is a part of the Roskosmos corporation.
Presentation of popular science book "Aggressive Plants. Invasive Species in Belarus" to be held on October 17
On 17 October 2017, at 5:00 p.m., the V.F.Kuprevich Institute of Experimental Botany of the NAS of Belarus and the Yakub Kolas Central Scientific Library of the NAS of Belarus will present a popular science book "Aggressive Plants. Invasive Species in Belarus", published in July 2017.
The main invasive plant species found on the territory of our country are listed and described in alphabetical order in the book. Some of them are recognized as dangerous in Europe. The essays show the scientific and popular names of these species, information about their biology, ecology, origin, as well as specific recommendations for limiting the number and destruction of aggressive plants. This is the first reference book of such kind on vascular plants of the Republic of Belarus.
Press conference on forthcoming First Belarusian Congress of Philosophy held
A press conference on the forthcoming First Belarusian Congress of Philosophy "National Philosophy in Global World" was held at the National Press Center of the Republic of Belarus. The congress will be held in Minsk on October 18–20, 2017.
The press conference was attended by Anatoly Lazarevich, Director of the NASB Institute of Philosophy; Vadim Gigin, Dean of the BSU Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences; Viktor Chueshov, Head of the Philosophy and Ideological Work Department of the Academy of Public Administration under the Aegis of the President of the Republic of Belarus; and Anatoly Zelenkov, Head of the BSU Department of Philosophy and Methodology of Science.
NASB Institute of Power Engineering contributes to opening largest solar power station in Belarus
The largest in Belarus photovoltaic station (solar power station) with a capacity of 55 MW opened near Rečyca. The work was carried out with the scientific support of the Institute of Power Engineering of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus.
According to Anton Bryn’, Director of the Institute, the Academy’s specialists carried out an energy examination, developed an integrated feasibility study for the introduction of a power station (initially, the construction of a station with a smaller capacity was planned).
Memorandum on Cooperation between NASB Institute of Biophysics and Cell Engineering and «UNERA Luxembourg S.A.» company signed
On October 5, the NASB Institute of Biophysics and Cell Engineering and the UNERA Luxembourg S.A. company (Luxembourg), which has the OJSC "UneraGroup" subsidiary in the Republic of Belarus (Hrodna), signed a Memorandum on Cooperation.
The Institute of Biophysics and Cell Engineering is currently developing technology for obtaining spirulina biomass and establishing its production from the Spirulina platensis IBCE S-2 strain from its own algological collection.
Within the framework of the memorandum, it is planned to use Belarusian spirulina as a raw material for obtaining ingredients with high biological activity and their joint use in different branches of the national economy.
Scientists of NAS of Belarus participate in press conference on issues of scientific support of pharmaceutical and microbiological industries
On 11 October 2017, a press conference on issues of scientific support of pharmaceutical and microbiological industries was held at the National Press Center of the Republic of Belarus. The event was dedicated to the Day of Pharmaceutical and Microbiological Industries Workers. It was attended by Alexander V. Bildyukevich, Director of the Institute of Physical Organic Chemistry of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Academician of the NAS of Belarus; Emily I. Kolomiyets, Director of the State Scientific and Production Amalgamation "Chemical Synthesis and Biotechnologies", Director of the Institute of Microbiology, Corresponding Member of the NAS of Belarus; Elena N. Kalinichenko, Deputy Director for Scientific and Innovation Work of the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the NAS of Belarus, Corresponding Member of the NAS of Belarus; and Olga A. Kazyuchits, Deputy Director for Scientific Work of the State Enterprise "Akademfarm".
NASB Researchers Training Institute invites to Chinese Language Course
A new educational project for the NASB staff, namely Spoken Chinese Language Course (HSK1, a basic level), starts at the State Educational Institution “Researchers Training Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus”.
The course consists of 140 academic hours and involves comprehensive language teaching, aiming at formation of oral speech skills and skills of hieroglyphic writing, Chinese listening comprehension, transcription and hieroglyph reading. The teacher is a native speaker. A state document is issued for those completed the course. The classes start on October 23, 2017.
Conference on problems and perspectives of teriologic research held at NASB Scientific and Practical Center for Bioresources
On 9-11 October 2017, an International Scientific Conference on contemporary aspects of theriological research, namely its problems and prospects, is held at the Scientific and Practical Center for Bioresources of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (Minsk, vul. Akademičnaja, 27). The conference is held in memory of Petr G. Kozlo (1934-2013). The conference is scheduled to consider modern ecological and evolutionary problems in teriology; population biology of wild animals; breeding of wild animals in open-air cages and in half-free conditions, etc.
NASB Center for Belarusian Culture, Language and Literature Research holds seminar on applied information systems and artificial intelligence with Russian and Belarusian participants involved
On 2 October 2017, a seminar on applied information systems and artificial intelligence with Russian and Belarusian participants involved was held at the Center for Belarusian Culture, Language and Literature Research of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus.
Representatives of the Victor V. Martynov scientific school attended the seminar from the Belarusian side. Among them there were A.N. Gordey, Chief Researcher of the NASB Center of System Analysis and Strategic Research, Doctor of Philology, Professor; I.M. Boyko, Leading Researcher of the NASB Center of System Analysis and Strategic Research, Candidate of Technical Sciences; C.G. Rutkovsky, Senior Researcher of the NASB Center of System Analysis and Strategic Research; S.P. Vityaz, Deputy Director for Scientific and Innovative Work of the NASB Center for Belarusian Culture, Language and Literature Research, Doctor of Historical Sciences; and V.V. Golenkov, Head of the Department of Intelligent Information Technologies of the Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics, Chairman of the Belarusian branch of the Russian Association of Artificial Intelligence, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor; and others.
NAS of Belarus and Ministry of Foreign Affairs sign Agreement on Cooperation
On 6 October 2017, the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus signed an Agreement on Cooperation. It resulted from negotiations between Vladimir Gusakov, Chairman of the NASB Presidium, and Vladimir Makei, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus.
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NASB representative takes part in press conference on forthcoming 5th International Water Forum
On 3 October 2017, the National Press Center held a press conference on the forthcoming 5th International Water Forum “Water Resources and Climate” going to take place in Minsk. The event was attended by Oleg A. Beliy, Scientific Secretary of the NASB Center of System Analysis and Strategic Research. He talked about the problem of polluting runoff in the livestock sector. According to the expert, our country does not fully use the potential of biogas technologies, and the norms of water consumption must be limited by law. A separate session at the forum will be devoted to the topic of the hydropower development and the use of geothermal waters.
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