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.
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.
Meeting with delegation from Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in NASB Presidium
On 18 September 2018, a meeting with a delegation from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) under the leadership of Vice President of the CASS, academician, Professor Li Peiling took place in the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. The First Vice Chairman of the NASB Presidium Sergei Chizhik welcomed the guests and expressed interest in expanding and deepening further Belarusian-Chinese cooperation in the humanities.
Anniversary session of International Association of Academies of Sciences to be held in NAS of Belarus
20 September 2018 (Thursday), a solemn opening of the Anniversary session of the International Association of Academies of Sciences, dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Association will take place in the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. Heads of academies of sciences of the CIS countries, leading foreign academies, famous scientists will take part in the session. Among the issues to be considered at the IAAS meeting on 20-21 September are priority activities of the Association, amending the Regulations on the International Association of Academies of Sciences, the activities of the IAAS Scientific Councils, the work of the IAAS Organizational and Technical Council. Heads of the academies of sciences will discuss issues of increasing the effectiveness of the work of Councils of Young Scientists of the Academies of Sciences. As a result, a corresponding resolution will be adopted.
NAS of Belarus awards space exploration heroes
On 12 September 2018, a solemn ceremony to bestow commemorative tokens upon space exploration heroes in honor of the 90th anniversary since the academy's foundation took place in the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. Svetlana Savitskaya (Soviet cosmonaut, test pilot, the first woman to take a spacewalk), Sergei Krikalev (Soviet and Russian aviation athlete and cosmonaut, from October 2005 to June 2015 a holder of the top total time in outer space record – 803 days in six flights), Yang Liwei (China’s first cosmonaut, director of the China Manned Space Engineering Office, Cosmonaut-Hero), and Alexander Aleksandrov (head of the Association of Space Explorers (Russia), twice Hero of the USSR) took part in the ceremony.
NASB United Institute of Informatics Problems to host conference on strategy of scientific and technical information system development in Republic of Belarus
On 20 September 2018, the United Institute of Informatics Problems of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus will host the 17th International conference "Development of Informatization and State System of Scientific and Technical Information (DISTI-2018)," which will consider the strategy for the development of STI system in the Republic of Belarus for the period up to 2025; basic directions and technologies of digital transformation in education, economics and public administration; state and directions of building information society (it-state), the development of informatization (digital transformation) and artificial intelligence in the country. The reports will also discuss the design and implementation of automated STI systems, corporate automated library and information systems and technologies, publication activity of Belarusian scientists and organizations, psychological aspects in STI systems. As part of the conference, an exhibition of developments in artificial intelligence will be organized.
Extended Bureau meeting of Inter-Academic Council for Union State problems takes place at National Academy of Sciences of Belarus
On 11 September 2018, the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus hosted an expanded Bureau meeting of the Inter-Academic Council for the Union State problems. The First Vice Chairman of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus Sergei Chizhik and Deputy Secretary of State, member of the Standing Committee of the Union State Alexey Kubrin took part in its work.
Among the items on the agenda was coordinating a new version of the draft Regulations on the above-mentioned Council: its new board; giving the Inter-Academic Council subcommittee functions on fundamental and exploratory research under the Commission for the formation of a unified scientific and technological space of the Union State.
31st ASE Planetary Congress is held in Minsk
The 31st ASE Planetary Congress is held in Minsk due 9-15 September 2018. Taking part in the congress are about 90 cosmonauts from 19 countries. The largest delegations came from Russia and the United States, as well as participants from Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, Austria, China and other countries. The purpose of the congress is to popularize science and technology, to draw attention to space exploration, and to call for international cooperation.
Chairman of NASB Presidium takes part in opening ceremony of monument to the Belarusians Heroes of Space
On 9 September 2018, a monument to the Belarusians Heroes of Space was unveiled in Minsk at the intersection of Kosmonavtov Street and Dzerzhinsky Avenue. The opening ceremony was attended by Chairman of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus Vladimir Gusakov, Deputy Chairman of the Minsk City Executive Committee Igor Yurkevich, national artist of Belarus, sculptor Ivan Misko, project architect Valery Mitrofanov, as well as cosmonauts: twice heroes of the Soviet Union Pyotr Klimuk and Vladimir Kovalyonok, native of Belarus, hero of the Russian Federation, pilot-cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy, residents and guests of the capital.
NASB Institute of Genetics and Cytology holds international seminar on longevity problems
On 7 September 2018, International seminar on longevity problems "Longevity Problems. Experience of Sardinia and Belarus, the work of the World Longevity Association and cooperation with the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus" was held at the Institute of Genetics and Cytology of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus.
Opening the seminar, the Chief Scientific Secretary of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus Aleksandr Kilchevskiy noted that cooperation on longevity problem between the Italian side and Belarusian genetic researchers has been going on for years. An agreement on cooperation between the University of Cagliari and the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus was signed in October 2016. Since then, a number of bilateral scientific visits have taken place over the past years to share knowledge on this topic. A number of bilateral scientific visits have taken place over the past years to share knowledge on this topic.
Press conference “Towards the 31st International Congress of the Association of Space Explorers. Developments of Belarusian scientists in the field of space technologies” takes place
On 6 September 2018, a press conference "Towards the 31st International Congress of the Association of Space Explorers. Developments of Belarusian scientists in the field of space technologies" was held at the Press Center of the Press House. The National Academy of Sciences of Belarus was presented at the event by Sergei Zolotoy, Director of the Scientific-Engineering Enterprise “Geoinformation Systems” of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, chief designer of the Belarusian space system for Earth remote sensing; Sergei Korenyako, Executive Director of the Belarusian-Russian space program "Monitoring-SG", head of the Department of space and information technologies at the United Institute of Informatics Problems".
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Representatives of National Academy of Sciences of Belarus receive state awards of Republic of Belarus
Under the Presidential Decree № 359 of 4 September 2018, a number of employees of organizations and enterprises, including representatives of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, were awarded for long-term fruitful work, high professionalism, exemplary performance of official duties, great personal contribution to the development of industry and agriculture.
Sergei Kravtsov, Director of Gomel Regional Research Station of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, was awarded the medal "For Labor Merits".
Sergei Turko, Director General of the Scientific and Practical Center for Potato, Vegetable and Fruit Growing, was awarded the medal of Francysk Skaryna.
Anatoly Anyukhovsky, Director of the Republican Production Subsidiary Unitary Enterprise "Tolochin Cannery", was awarded the title "Honored Worker of Agriculture".
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