Scientists of National Academy of Sciences of Belarus awarded state awards of Republic of Belarus
According to the Presidential Decree of September 5, 2016 № 331 a large group of workers in various fields was awarded state awards for longstanding fruitful work, exemplary fulfillment of their duties, professionalism and dedication in an emergency situation, achievement of high indexes in the petrochemical industry and construction, considerable personal contribution to the development of the military-industrial complex of the Republic, scientific and pedagogical activities, health care and medical care, education, arts and culture. Among the awardees there are scientists and specialists of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus.
Yakub Kolas Central Scientific Library of NAS of Belarus to host event on occasion of receiving gift of books from Academic Library of University of Latvia
On September 7, 2016 at 11:00 the Yakub Kolas Central Scientific Library of the NAS of Belarus will host a solemn event on occasion of receiving gift of books from the Academic Library of the University of Latvia which is one of the oldest libraries in Europe.
One can find books on history, science, culture, ethnography, linguistics, archeology, architecture, etc. among the editions.
Within the event a presentation of the exhibition "Belarus and Latvia: Dialogue between the Two Cultures" will be held. Representatives of the Republic of Latvia Embassy in the Republic of Belarus will participate in the opening ceremony of the exhibition.
Opening ceremony of 23rd International Conference on Isoprenoids held at NAS of Belarus
On September 5, 2016 the opening ceremony of the 23rd International Conference on Isoprenoids was held at the NAS of Belarus. The event brought together more than 60 leading and young scientists from 15 countries worldwide. As Vice Chairman of the NASB Presidium Aleksandr V. Sukalo noted at the opening, holding of the International Conference on this subject in Minsk meant that the world scientific community had recognized and appreciated the results of Belarusian scientists.
Agreement on Establishment of Technical Advisory Board between NAS of Belarus and LG Electronics Inc. is signed
On September 2, 2016 the Agreement on Establishment of Technical Advisory Board was signed by the NAS of Belarus and LG Electronics Inc. at the NAS of Belarus. From the NAS of Belarus the Agreement was signed by the First Vice Chairman of the NASB Presidium Sergei A. Chizhik, the LG Electronics Inc. side was represented by the Vice-President Mr. Chong Soo Lee.
According to Sergei A. Chizhik, the Agreement is a significant event for both the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus and for the whole country, it "implies cooperation in a variety of directions. Three major directions, such as new materials, cooling systems and green technologies (water and air filters, etc.) has been chosen for the first step of cooperation". The First Vice Chairman of the NASB Presidium also said that the Technical Advisory Board included ten strongest Belarusian scientists who would work throughout the year for the submission of projects for LG's review and further implementation of these projects in the form of contracts.
Researchers Training Institute of the NASB holds celebrations in honor of Day of Knowledge
The Researchers Training Institute of the NASB held celebrations in honor of the Day of Knowledge. Undergraduates were congratulated by the Chairman of the NASB Presidium Vladimir Gusakov. Addressing young people, V. Gusakov noted that youth was one of the top priorities for the Academy of Sciences. He said: "We try to make young scientists to be under constant protection." Vladimir Gusakov noted that the National Academy of Sciences prepares highly qualified scientists itself, and it does not forget to solve their housing problems.
NAS of Belarus holds meeting of organizing committee on preparation and holding International scientific and practical conference "25 Years of the Commonwealth of Independent States: Results and Prospects"
On August 31, 2016 the NAS of Belarus held the third meeting of the organizing committee on preparation and holding the International scientific and practical conference "25 Years of the Commonwealth of Independent States: Results and Prospects". The Chairman of the NASB Presidium Vladimir Gusakov and the First Deputy Chairman of the Executive Committee, Executive Secretary of the CIS Vladimir Garkun participated in the meeting.
The organizing committee discussed in detail organizational and financial issues of the preparation for the Conference, as well as issues concerning plenary session, sections and subsections, summing up the Conference outcomes and adoption of the outcome document of the Conference, and also cultural program for the participants. According to the Chairman of the NASB Presidium Vladimir Gusakov, the NASB has already fulfilled a number of organizational activities in preparation for the forthcoming forum.
Towards 23rd Day of Belarusian Written Language
From August 29 to September 2, 2016 CTV TV channel (Stolichnoe Televidenie) daily broadcasts a cycle of interviews with the Deputy Director for Science of the Yakub Kolas Institute of Linguistics Siarhei Haranіn on Belarusian written language, book culture and education. The cycle is devoted to the 23rd Day of Belarusian Written Language which will be this year celebrated in Rogachev (Gomel region) on September 3–4.
Expedition of Belarusian linguists to Polish-Belarusian border zone takes place
As a part of the joint international project "Research on Dialectology of Polish and Belarusian Languages" one more stage of field research in Podlasie region has been completed successfully in August 2016.
Members of the expedition which took place on August 3–12, 2016 were Director of the Yakub Kolas Institute of Linguistics of the Center for Belarusian Culture, Language and Literature Research, Cand. Phil. Sc. Ihar L. Kapylou, Head of the Department of Dialectology and Lingvogeography, Cand. Phil. Sc. Veranika Kurtsova (Project Manager in Belarus), Senior Researcher of the Department of Dialectology and Lingvogeography, Cand. Phil. Sc. Natallia Snihirova, Junior Researcher of the Department of Dialectology and Lingvogeography, Master of Philology Yuliya Hvilanchuk. The Polish side in the working group was presented by a well-known Polish researcher of Belarusian folk dialects, Adjunct of the Institute of Slavic Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Philology Miroslav Yankovyak.
NASB scientists take part in press conference "On the competition for the State Prize of the Republic of Belarus in the field of science and technology in 2016"
On August 17, 2016 at the National Press Center of the Republic of Belarus held a press conference on the theme "On the competition for the State Prize of the Republic of Belarus in the field of science and technology in 2016". The event was attended by Nikolay S. Kazak, Academician of the NAS of Belarus, Director of the State Scientific and Production Association "Optics, optoelectronics and laser technology", member of the Subcommittee on State Prizes of the Republic of Belarus in the field of science and technology, as well as representatives of research teams involved in the competition for the State Prize of the Republic of Belarus in the field of science and technology in 2016.
Republic DNA Bank designated a national treasure
The unique scientific object National DNA Bank of Human, Animals, Plants and Microorganisms declared a national treasure. It is stipulated by the resolution of Council of Ministers № 629 dated August 13, 2016. Responsibility for maintaining and ensuring the proper functioning of the object is assigned to the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, on behalf of which the relevant function will be performed by the State Scientific Institution "The Institute of Genetics and Cytology of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus." The Institute is a leading research center in Belarus in the field of biotechnology, genetics and genomics of human, animals, plants and microorganisms. During the implementation of the various programs the Institute has accumulated DNA samples from human, animals, plants and microorganisms, and biological tissues which are the original biological material from which the DNA sample was obtained. The samples are grouped into specialized collections that are valuable genetic resources.
Academician Pyotr A. Vityaz awarded the Gold Medal of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus
Chairman of the NASB Presidium Vladimir G. Gusakov presented the highest award of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus — breastplate "Gold Medal of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus for great contribution to the development of science" — to the Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor, Academician Pyotr Aleksandrovich Vityaz. Pyotr A. Vityaz awarded "For fruitful scientific and organizational activity in the field of new materials and technologies, the creation and development of the Belarusian space system for Earth remote sensing," according to the Decree of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus № 35 dated 20 July 2016.
80th anniversary of Academician Pyotr A. Vityaz
August 6, 2016 is the 80th anniversary of the famous scientist in the field of development of new materials, technologies and engineering, honored scientist of the BSSR, the winner of the BSSR State prize, the Prize of the USSR Council of Ministers and awards of several Academies of Sciences, since 1977 Deputy Director of the Research Institute of Powder Metallurgy of Belarusian Polytechnic Institute, since 1980 first Deputy General Director of BRSPU of powder metallurgy, since 1992 Director of the Institute of powder metallurgy of Belarusian state scientific and production concern of powder metallurgy, since 1997 Vice President, since 2002 First Vice President of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, since 2004 first Deputy Chairman of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, since January 2012 Chief of staff of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor Pyotr Aleksandrovich Vityaz.
National Academy of Sciences of Belarus takes part in Belarus-China forum on commercialization of science and technology
On August 4-5, 2016 in Minsk held a major Belarus-China forum on commercialization of science and technology. About 20 companies from China, including 12 venture capital management corporations and organizations arrived to discuss the commercialization of about 200 Belarusian innovation projects presented at the forum. The event is held under the organizational support of the State Committee on Science and Technology of the Republic of Belarus, the Chinese-Belarusian Industrial Park Great Stone and the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus.
Delegation of National Office for awarding scientific and technical achievements and JSC Chinese Engineering Corporation CAMCE visits National Academy of Sciences of Belarus
On August 2, 2016 a delegation of the National Office for awarding scientific and technical achievements and JSC Chinese Engineering Corporation CAMCE headed by a team leader of vice inspectors from the National Office for awarding scientific and technical achievements Teng Yu visited the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. A meeting with the Head of Academy Staff of the NASB Pyotr Vityaz was held. The issues of awarding and bonuses for scientific achievements were discussed at the meeting. P. Vityaz suggested to consider the adoption of a joint award for scientific achievements between the two countries. Both sides expressed hope for development of relations in the field of bonuses and awards for scientific achievements and expressed an interest in studying the experience and improving bonuses mechanisms.
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NAS of Belarus holds enlarged meeting of the Interdepartmental Commission of the Republic of Belarus on Antarctic issues
On August 2, 2016 the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus held an enlarged meeting of the Interdepartmental Commission of the Republic of Belarus on Antarctic issues. Deputy Director of the Federal State Organization "The Institute of the Arctic and Antarctic" of Roshydromet, the head of the Russian Antarctic expedition Valery V. Lukin and the head of the Logistics Centre of the Russian Antarctic expedition of the Federal State Organization "The Institute of the Arctic and Antarctic" Roshydromet Vyacheslav L. Martianov arrived to participate in the meeting in the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus.