The 2019 Loyalty to Science Award winners are
The 2019 Loyalty to Science Award winners are
The Minister of Science and Higher Education of Russia Mikhail Kotyukov said in his greeting that “the prize is a very important event that unites different people.”
“It’s great that we have researchers who are actively working in various areas, and it’s very happy that there are those who can tell about this to different generations, different age groups. This award unites everyone, it talks about how science is done, it is designed to attract young people to this interesting field of activity, to tell people of the older generation about what we are proud of, and we must rightfully do it all the time, “Kotyukov emphasized. …
The winners of the 2019 Loyalty to Science Award are:
“The best popular science project of the year” – Scientific and educational project “Gutenberg’s smoking room”;
“The best periodical printed publication about science” – Journal “Science and Life”;
“The best children’s project about science” – Animated series “Fixies”;
“The best project in social networks about science” – Non-profit volunteer project “Vert Dider”;
“The best television program about science” – Popular science program “Hamburg Account” / Russian Public Television;
“CLASS Science” – Research laboratory for schoolchildren “Microcosm”;
“Breakthrough of the Year” – Action “Open laboratory” / ANO “Laboratory of educational projects”;
“The best photographic work about science” – Multimedia project “Science in 360 °” / Russian Science Foundation;
“The best online project about science” – Popular science entertainment publication “N + 1”;
“The best radio program about science” – Program “Scientific light” / Radio station “Moscow speaking”;
Arkady Kuramshin received a special prize for his contribution to the popularization of chemistry for his “Cycle of popular articles, books and lectures on chemistry”.
The purpose of the award is to identify and support projects aimed at popularizing scientific achievements, increasing the prestige of professional scientific activities in Russia and developing professional scientific communication.
The Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation traditionally acts as the founder of the For Fidelity to Science award. The partners of the event are the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation, Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov and the Russian Academy of Sciences.
The general partner of the award “For Fidelity to Science” and the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements in Russia is the Alisher Usmanov Charitable Foundation “Art, Science and Sport”. The Foundation traditionally acts as a partner of the award, supporting one of the priority areas of activity – the popularization of scientific achievements.
Technopolis “Moscow” has developed a protection system for museum exhibits, according to the official website of the mayor of Moscow.
The system is based on radio frequency identification technology, or RFID (Radio Frequency Identification). Thanks to radio tags, specialists can automatically recognize the location of art objects, as well as keep records and control access to them.
“Modern technologies are designed to serve society. They, of course, should be used for the preservation of historical and cultural heritage. Moscow is a leader in the development of advanced solutions and their implementation into manufactured products. To this end, the Moscow Government creates favorable infrastructure and financial conditions, ”said Alexander Prokhorov, head of the Moscow Department of Investment and Industrial Policy.
The special economic zone Technopolis Moscow consists of five sites, four of which are located in Zelenograd and one in the territory of Technopolis Moscow in Pechatniki. It brings together several high-tech industries. These are microelectronics, optics, robotics, medical technologies and equipment.
On January 27, Arkhip Kuindzhi’s painting Ai-Petri. Was stolen from the Tretyakov Gallery. Crimea”. On the morning of January 28, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation announced the arrest of a suspect in stealing a painting, and it also became known that the painting was found in the Odintsovo district of the Moscow region.
The acceptance of applications for competitions of historical and educational projects of the History of the Fatherland Foundation has been completed, the Russian Historical Society reports.
A journal for registering applications has been published on the fund’s website.
The report notes that this year applications were accepted in five areas: a competition to ensure the participation of young people in archaeological expeditions, a competition to support exposition and exhibition activities, a competition to support the publication of scientific and popular scientific works, a competition to support international and all-Russian events, a competition to support the creation of historical and educational video content.
The All-Russian Professorial Assembly is actively developing, said Vladislav Grib, Chairman of the Russian Professorial Assembly.
He stated this at the plenary session of the Professors’ Forum-2019 “Science. Education. Regions “.
“We have created about 20 scientific councils. We have something to say and offer. Only a little over two years have passed since the establishment of the professors’ meeting. Today there are more than 55 regional branches. We are the only organization that does not charge a membership fee, ”said Grib.
The Forum is held on February 6-7, 2019 on the eve of the Day of Russian Science, celebrated on February 8.
The mission of the Forum is to unite, under its auspices, representatives of various scientific and pedagogical communities, academies of sciences, the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, and other government bodies whose activities have an impact on the development of education and science. This contributes to the consolidation of the Russian professorship, the establishment of a constructive dialogue between it and the authorities, the development of civil society institutions.
The Hubble Telescope has discovered the smallest isolated dwarf galaxy known to date, Bedin 1, reports N + 1, citing Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters.
The discovery was made during observations of the globular star cluster NGC 6752, located at a distance of about four kiloparsecs from Earth in the constellation Peacock. The purpose of the observations was to search for white dwarfs in the cluster to determine its age.
A compact group of stars was discovered in the outer part of the cluster in images taken between September 7 and 18, 2018. After analyzing the data, astronomers came to the conclusion that this object is most likely an isolated dwarf spheroidal galaxy, which received the designation Bedin 1. The distance to it hero essay is estimated at 9.15 megaparsecs, and the size of the galaxy is 840 by 340 parsecs (this is about five times smaller than the size of the Large Magellanic Cloud).
Scientists suggest that this system probably formed about 13 billion years ago and, after the initial period of formation, did not experience any further bursts of star formation. Its evolution is more like that of a globular cluster than a full-fledged dwarf galaxy. According to scientists, it is possible that Bedin 1 is a distant satellite of the spiral galaxy NGC 6744.
The discovery of such an old star system makes it possible to learn more about the processes in the early Universe, during which the formation of galaxies took place.
The Russian government will allocate 6 billion 754.1 million rubles for the restoration of the building of the Institute of Scientific Information on Social Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
The corresponding decree was signed by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. The document was published on the official Internet portal of legal information.
“To make investments in 2019-2021 at the expense of the federal budget in the restoration of the building of the federal state budgetary institution of science, the Institute of Scientific Information on Social Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences (FGBUN INION RAS) at Moscow, Nakhimovsky Prospekt, 51/21. The capacity to be commissioned is 38 thousand 530 square meters, the commissioning period is 2021, ”the document says.
It is noted that the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia and the Ministry of Finance of Russia were instructed to provide financing for the reconstruction of the building in 2019-2021.
INION is the largest scientific information center of the Russian Federation in the field of social and humanitarian sciences. The Institute’s library contains about 14 million books in different languages, including rare editions and unique documents.
On January 30, 2015, a fire occurred in the INION building. According to the Ministry of Emergency Situations, the area of the fire was about 2 thousand square meters.