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4th International Student Natural Sciences Tournament opens at NAS of Belarus
On 10 April 2018, the 4th International Student Natural Sciences Tournament opened at the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. The NAS of Belarus organizes the event together with the Belarusian State University for the fourth time.
Vladimir Gusakov, Chairman of the NASB Presidium, greeted the audience at the opening ceremony and estimated the expansion of the participants’ geography as a sign of importance and significance of the event. Over the past years, more than 200 students and undergraduates from Belarus, Russia and Ukraine have participated in the tournament. This year, students from France and Germany take part in the tournament for the first time. In his welcome speech, Vladimir Gusakov acquainted students with the most significant developments of the NASB organizations, mainly in the field of natural sciences. He also invited young scientists to further cooperation with the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus and emphasized that the Academy would be glad to welcome young talented undergraduates, graduate students and researchers.
NAS of Belarus represents about forty innovations for industry at industrial and technological forum
On 10–13 April 2018, the 18th international specialized exhibition Welding and Cutting 2018 is held in Minsk as a part of the annual industrial and technological forum. Scientific organizations of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus represent about forty innovative developments and technologies for industry there.
The State Scientific and Production Amalgamation of Powder Metallurgy of the NAS of Belarus demonstrates additive technologies for manufacturing complex shape parts on a three-dimensional computer model by sequential application of material. The developers say that these technologies can be successfully applied in the aerospace industry, in manufacture of aircraft engine parts or their components, and medical implants and tools, as well as in cooling systems for microelectronics. The amalgamation specialists also represent a new method of welding without melting the material, namely stirring friction welding.
New joint company Aviation Technologies and Systems set up by NAS of Belarus and aerospace company AVIC
A new joint company Aviation Technologies and Systems has been set up by the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus and the largest Chinese aerospace company AVIC. It will work in the Belarus-China industrial park Great Stone.
On 3 April 2018, a tripartite meeting of NASB representatives, officials of the company for the development of the industrial park, and leaders of the AVIC company (by video conference), was held in the Great Stone industrial park. As a result of the meeting, the charter of the Aviation Technologies and Systems company was approved, and the management bodies of the new joint venture were elected, namely a board of directors and Director General.
Huawei Innovation Research Program provides funding for innovative research
HIRP (Huawei Innovation Research Program) provides funding for research institutes and universities conducting innovative research in the field of communication technologies, informatics, engineering, and in related fields.
Each candidate applying should have a full-time job in a research institute or be a full-time faculty member (teacher, docent, professor) in a university.
Students applications are not accepted.
Both open application process (HIRP OPEN) and invitation of specific scientists on Huawei initiative (HIRP FLAGSHIP) are possible.
Farewell to NASB Academician Vladimir A. Pilipovich
On 2 April 2018, Vladimir Antonovich Pilipovich, winner of the State Prize of the USSR, laureate of the State Prize of the Republic of Belarus, Honored Scientist of the Republic of Belarus, Doctor of Physics and Mathematics, Professor, Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, died in his 88th year.
The farewell will begin in the Great Conference Hall of the NAS of Belarus on 5 April 2018, at 11:00 a.m.
A civil funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m.
Viktor Shabailov, NASB Corresponding Member, passed away
On 2 April 2018, Viktor I. Shabailov, a well-known scientist in the field of state law, Doctor of Jurisprudence, Professor, Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, a person who made a significant contribution to the development of the Belarusian jurisprudence, died.
The life path of Viktor I. Shabailov is a worthy example of serving science. Diligence, professionalism, rich life and practical experience, the results of his scientific activity allow us to speak of Viktor Ivanovich Shabailov as a major scientist of our time.
NAS of Belarus signes memorandums with five Sudanese universities
The NAS of Belarus signed memorandums of understanding with the Sudan University of Science & Technology, the University of Western Kordofan, the Blue Nile University, the Open University of Sudan, and the African Science Park (Sudan). Ihar I. Hancharonak, Rector of the Researchers Training Institute, acted on behalf of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus during the visit of delegation of heads of eight Belarusian universities to Sudan in the framework of the Belarus-Sudan University Forum (March 27–28, 2018).
The agreements reached are to provide the students, postgraduates, and faculty staff academic mobility, hold joint scientific research, including the programs Erasmus+ and Horizont 2020, and exchange information and technologies. Sudan showed special interest in the opportunity of training researchers in nuclear physics, petrochemistry, and agricultural sciences.
NASB United Institute of Informatics Problems takes part in development and implementation of pilot project “Kryčaŭ as Small Smart Town. Developing Together”
The Kryčaŭ District hosted the 2nd scientific and practical conference on modern methods and means of integrated digital control of a small town like Kryčaŭ. At the conference, the experts discussed conceptual and practical approaches to the introduction of innovative digital technologies to control the territory of a small city like Kryčaŭ, and the concept of a pilot project “Kryčaŭ as Small Smart Town. Developing Together” was presented. The conference focused on innovative potential of the town necessary to implement technologies of digital control of a small city territory. The issue of unified information space as the main component of an integrated information system of regional management and interaction of government bodies and citizens was also touched upon.
Museum of Ancient Belarusian Culture and Minsk Secondary School No. 147 invite to opening of exhibition of children works
The Museum of Ancient Belarusian Culture of the Center for the Belarusian Culture, Language and Literature Research of the NAS of Belarus and Minsk Secondary School No. 147 invite to opening of exhibition of the school pupils works. The exhibition will be presented on 5 April 2018, at 3:00 p.m., at the following address: Minsk, vul. Surhanava, ½.
The presentation will be attended by representatives of the Minsk Soviet District administration, the NASB Department of the Humanities and Arts, the NASB Center for the Belarusian Culture, Language and Literature Research, the organizers of the exhibition project, and, naturally, the pupils of Minsk Secondary School No. 147, who are the works of art authors.
Institute of Biophysics and Cell Engineering to host 25th Godnev Readings
On 6 April 2018, the State Scientific Institution Institute of Biophysics and Cell Engineering of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus will host the 25th Godnev Readings. At the Readings, Lyudmila F. Kabashnikova, NASB Corresponding Member, Doctor of Biology, Associate Professor, Head of a laboratory, will deliver a lecture “Photosynthetic Apparatus and Stress in Plants.” The Godnev Readings are devoted to the 90th anniversary of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus.
The lecture is organised by the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, the NASB Department of Biological Sciences, the NASB Institute of Biophysics and Cell Engineering, and the Belarusian Public Association of Photobiologists and Biophysicists.
NASB organizations to take part in 21st International Specialized Exhibition “TechInnoProm”
Organizations of the NAS of Belarus will take part in the 21st International Specialized Exhibition "TechInnoProm" in Minsk on 29 May – 1 June 2018.
This exhibition is a wide international project on demonstrating of the latest technologies and innovations in industry held in the framework of Belarusian Industrial Forum – 2018 under the patronage of the Government and with the official support of the national authorities, executive authorities of Minsk and regions, institutions of science and education, public associations.
Republic of Belarus holds an annual competition for Prize of V.D. Spasovich
The Republic of Belarus holds an annual competition for the Prize of V.D. Spasovich, outstanding Belarusian lawyer, editor, literary scholar. The competition is held in order to promote the formation of legal statehood in Belarus, to improve legal culture of citizens, increase role and importance of law, as well as to promote lawyer profession in following categories: court, prosecutor's office, probe, executive proceeding, advocacy, notary, science and law, economy and law, mediation, law and journalism, student studies.
Series "Essays on the history of culture of Belarus" is presented in Yakub Kolas Central Scientific Library
On 22 March 2018, the presentation of series "Essays on history of culture of Belarus" in 4 volumes (editor in chief academician of the NAS of Belarus Aliaksandr Lakotka) was organised by the Centre for Belarusian Culture, Language and Literature Research of the NAS of Belarus and the Kandrat Krapiva Institute of Art Studies, Ethnography and Folklore in the Yakub Kolas Central Scientific Library of the NAS of Belarus. The series was published in publishing house "Belaruskaya navuka". The book "Belarusian costume" by Candidate of Historical Sciences Valentina N. Belyavina and Doctor of Historical Sciences Lyubov V. Rakova was printed in publishing house "Belarus" and was also presented there.
International scientific conference “Belarusian historical literature: genres, characters and issues” starts in Yanka Kupala Institute of Literature Studies
International scientific conference “Belarusian historical literature: genres, characters and issues” dedicated to 125th anniversary of Maksim Garetsky birth date started in Yanka Kupala Institute of Literature Stdudies of the Center for Belarusian Culture, Language and Literature Research of the NAS of Belarus.
Addressing to the audience Chief Scientific Secretary of the NAS of Belarus, academician Aleksandr Kilchevsky remembered works of the most significant representatives of Belarusian historical literature and underlined their value for Belarusian history as well as for humanity. “It’s impossible to bring up future generation without studying of this layer, impossible to identify Belarusians as nation. This is a challenge for our scholars and they successfully complete it”.
Session of Executive Committee of Space Flight Participants Association started in National Academy of Sciences of Belarus
Session of the Executive Committee of the Space Flight Participants Association started in 22 March in the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus.
9 members of the Executive Committee, including astronauts from Russia, the USA, China, Germany and France take part in the event on 21st 26th March, 2018. Among them Bonnie Dunbar (the USA) – the President of the Space Flights Participants Association, Yang Liwei (China) – the first astronaut of the PRC, the General Director of China manned space Agency, Aleksandr Aleksandrov (Russia), the Head of Space Flight Participants Association – Russia, SPA Energia cosmonaut, the General Director Advisor of S.P. Korolev Rocket And Space Corporation “Energia”, Michel Tognini (France) – astronaut, the Head of European astronauts training Center etc. The cosmonauts from Belarus Vladimir Kovalenok – the President of Russian Space Federation, twice Hero of the Soviet Union and pilot-cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky, the Hero of Russia also came to Session.
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Belarusian scientists abroad to tell about their experience in series of seminars
Social and scientific initiative "Scientists without borders" holds a series of seminars where Belarusian scientists living and working abroad will talk about their researches and share their experience in developing of science in leading foreign laboratories.
At the first session Professor Irina Pikuleva will present a report “Cholesterol metabolism in brain and retina: the role and therapeutic prospects”.
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