Press conference on World War I as turning point in fate of Europe
2018 The press conference “The World War I as a Turning Point in the Fate of Europe and Reconstruction of Forgotten Moments of History”, dedicated to the International Scientific Conference “Belarus in Flames of the World War I” (October 25-26, 2018), was held at the National Press Center of the Republic of Belarus. The following participants took part in the event: Vadim Lakiza, Deputy Director for Science of the NASB Institute of History; Sergei Tretiak, Head of the Department of Modern History of Belarus of the NASB Institute of History; Mikhail Smolyaninov, Senior Researcher of the Department of Military History of Belarus of the NASB Institute of History; Anatoly Sharkov, Researcher of the Belarusian Cultural Center for Spiritual Renewal; and Irina Chikalova, Leading Researcher of the Department of Historiography and Methods of Historical Research of the NASB Institute of History.
Presentation of Belarusian-Estonian folklore cooperation outcome to be held at Yakub Kolas Central Scientific Library
On 15 October, 2018, at 12:00 p.m., the outcome of the Belarusian-Estonian cooperation in folklore will be presented at the Yakub Kolas Central Scientific Library. In particular, two cooperative publications by scientists of the Center for the Belarusian Culture, Language and Literature Research of the NAS of Belarus and the Estonian Literary Museum (Tartu, Estonia) will be presented. These publications are «Миссия выполнима. Перспективы изучения фольклора» ("Mission is Possible. Perspectives of Studying Folklore") (Tartu, 2018) and electronic journal «Folklore» (№ 72).
International Scientific Conference "Fundamental and Applied Research to Medicine" to be held at NAS of Belarus
On 12 October 2018, the NASB Institute of Physiology together with the Department of Medical Sciences will hold the International Scientific Conference "Fundamental and Applied Research to Medicine." The Conference will bring together specialists in different areas to discuss topical issues of uncontrolled development of hyperplastic, inflammatory, autoimmune and destructive processes, accompanied by a transition to pathological states and being attributes of socially significant diseases.
Meeting of Technical Advisory Board of NAS of Belarus and LG Electronics Inc.
On 3 October 2018, the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus hosted a meeting of the Technical Advisory Board of the NAS of Belarus and LG Electronics Inc. The event was attended by a representative delegation of specialists and experts of the LG Electronics Inc. company, headed by Dr. Jong Sang Lee, Senior Vice President of the company, Director of LG's Materials & Devices Advanced Research Institute (MDARI).
The meeting summarized the results of a joint technical seminar held at the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus on 2 October 2018. It reviewed the results of cooperation between scientific organizations of the NAS of Belarus and LG Electronics Inc. and discussed promising areas and mechanisms for developing cooperation between the partners. Representatives of scientific organizations of the Academy of Sciences made their presentations. Sergei Chizhik, First Vice Chairman of the NASB Presidium, presented the medal "90th Anniversary of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus" to Dr. Chong Sue Lee, Senior Vice President of LG Electronics Inc.
Music video from Earth’s orbit
The Agency for Space Research of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus informs that according to Indira Feustel, a participant of the 31st International Congress of the Association of Space Flight Participants (Minsk, September 2018), her husband Andrew Feustel, Commander of the 56th expedition to the ISS, recorded a music video from space. He made it together with Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip.
SKIF-GEO-CDP supercomputer of NASB entered TOP 50 computing systems in CIS
A modern SKIF-GEO-CDP supercomputer of the United Institute of Informatics Problems of the NAS of Belarus entered the TOP 50 computing systems in the CIS. It was developed as part of the program of the Belarusian-Russian Union State SKIF-NEDRA. The Research Computing Center of Moscow State University and the Interdepartmental Supercomputer Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences arranged the rating.
According to the rating results, the SKIF-GEO-CDP supercomputer of the NASB UIIP ranks 37. The supercomputer is characterized by high performance, it is a worthy result of fruitful work of Russian and Belarusian specialists working on the SKIF-NEDRA project for the third consecutive year.
As Deputy Director General of the NASB United Institute of Informatics Problems Sergei Kruglikov said, «the SKIF-NEDRA R&D program of the Union State of Belarus and Russia has a clearly expressed industry specialization and is not initially aimed at setting any records in terms of the performance of computing tools. However, the correctly chosen components and technological layout of the supercomputer allowed us to enter the elite of the CIS supercomputers in spite of relatively small number of computing nodes».
NASB Institute of Biophysics and Cell Engineering to hold seminar as part of Medicine and Health 2018 exhibition
On 4 October 2018, the State Scientific Institution «Institute of Biophysics and Cell Engineering of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus» will hold a seminar «Cell Technologies for Modern Medicine» as part of the 25th International Specialized Exhibition «Medicine and Health 2018».
The seminar will cover the application of biomedical cell products based on mesenchymal stem cells, as well as of skin fibroblasts and dendritic cells in oncology, dentistry, ophthalmology and surgery. Representatives of the NASB Institute of Biophysics and Cell Engineering, the Belarusian State Medical University and the Belarusian Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education will make their presentations at the seminar.
As reported by NASB Agency for Space Research, crew of 56th expedition to International Space Station to leave station next week
The Agency for Space Research of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus informs that the crew of the 56th expedition to the International Space Station (ISS) will leave the station next week. The information came from the participants of the 31st International Congress of the Association of Space Flight Participants held in Minsk on 9–15 September, 2018.
On 3 October, Wednesday, Andrew Feustel, Commander of the 56th expedition, will hand over control of the ISS to Alexander Gerst, Commander of the 57th expedition. On 4 October, Thursday, Andrew Feustel, Oleg Artemyev, Richard R. Arnold will leave the ISS and return to Earth.
90th anniversary of NASB Corresponding Member Vitaly F. Medvedev
Vitaly Fedosovich Medvedev, Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Doctor of Economics, Professor, turned 90 on September 26, 2018.
A solemn meeting of the Academic Council was dedicated to the event at the Institute of Economics of the NAS of Belarus. More than 40 representatives of legislative bodies, state administration, scientific organizations and institutions of higher education of the Republic of Belarus took part in the solemn meeting. Academician-Secretary of the Department of Humanities and Arts Alexander Kovalenya congratulated the hero of the anniversary on behalf of the Presidium of the NAS of Belarus and gave him the highest award of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus which is the Golden Medal “For the Great Contribution to the Development of Science”.
Press conference on preservation of historical memory and counteraction to falsification of history of Great Patriotic War held
On 25 September 2018, a press conference on the preservation of historical memory and counteraction to falsification of the history of the Great Patriotic War was held at the National Press Center of the Republic of Belarus. The press conference was dedicated to the 75th anniversary of Belarus’ liberation from the Nazi invaders.
Vyacheslav Danilovich, Director of the NASB Institute of History, Alexey Litvin, Head of the Department of Military History of Belarus, and Anatoly Krivorot, Leading Researcher of the Department of Military History of Belarus, took part in the event.
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NAS of Belarus and Shandong Academy of Sciences to establish joint laboratory
B.I.Stepanov Institute of Physics of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus and the Laser Research Institute of the Shandong Academy of Sciences will establish a joint scientific laboratory. A relevant agreement has been signed today during the visit of a Chinese delegation to the NAS of Belarus. The document provides for the implementation of a number of contracts in the field of laser physics.
In addition to the agreement on the establishment of a joint laboratory, two more documents have been signed between scientific organizations of Belarus and the Chinese province of Shandong today.