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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.
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.
NAS of Belarus and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Belarus to sign Agreement on Cooperation
On 6 October 2017 (Friday), the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus will sign an Agreement on Cooperation at the NAS of Belarus (praspiekt Niezaliežnasci 66, room 216).
The purpose of the Agreement is to make the interaction between the NAS of Belarus and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs systematic in the following fields: monitoring, analysis and forecasting the development of international global and regional political and economic processes; strategic planning of measures for the development of international cooperation (expert review of the current foreign policy and problematic issues of international relations in the context of the Belarusian national interests); promotion of products of Belarusian organizations in foreign markets; popularization of the historical, cultural and spiritual heritage of the Belarusian people.
Official launch of Sino-Belarusian Philosophy and Culture Research Center held
On 27 September 2017, an official launch of the Sino-Belarusian Philosophy and Culture Research Center was held in Zhanjiang (Guangdong province, China).
The Center has been set up within the cooperation of the NASB Institute of Philosophy and the Lingnan Normal University (PRC). Both of the institutions are the platform for the Center’s activities. A solemn opening of the Sino-Belarusian Philosophy and Culture Research Center at the NASB Institute of Philosophy is scheduled to take place during the First Belarusian Philosophy Congress in October 2017.
On 2-7 October 2017, NASB Forest Institute holds 5th International Conference Meeting "Conservation of Forest Genetic Resources"
On 2-7 October 2017, the State Scientific Institution "Forest Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus" holds the 5th International Conference Meeting "Conservation of Forest Genetic Resources". It has been organized by the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, the NASB Department of Biological Sciences, the NASB Scientific and Practical Center for Bioresourses, the NASB Forest Institute, the Ministry of Forestry of the Republic of Belarus, and the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO). At the Conference Meeting, information on innovative ways to conserve, reproduce and rationally use forest genetic resources will be presented and discussed; the international experience on studying and preserving forest genetic resources will be summarized; the problems of implementation of modern scientific achievements in the field of conservation and use of forest genetic resources in the forestry sector, as well as prospects for activating the innovation process will be discussed. The Conference Meeting received 111 reports from participants representing 97 organizations from 18 countries (Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Brazil, Germany, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Russia, Romania, USA, Turkey, Ukraine, and Switzerland). The number of foreign participants is about 75%.
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2nd Eastern Partnership E-infrastructure Conference (EaPEC 2017)
The Second International Conference on Electronic Infrastructures of the Eastern Partnership EaPEC 2017 (Eastern Partnership E-Infrastructure Conference) will be held in Minsk on 27-28 September 2017. EaPEC 2017 aims to serve as a platform for collaboration on supports community building in e-Infrastructures between the Eastern Partnership region and the EU member states.
This conference will focus on e-Infrastructures for Open Science in Europe. Speakers will lead interactive discussions about important for Belarus and other Eastern partnership countries areas such as IT and cultural heritage, HPC and data analytics, robotics, deep learning.
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