The RSCI database is a Russian project based on RSCI public platform material. RSCI is integrated with the international Web of Science (WoS) citation database, so publications included in RSCI are automatically included in WoS. In 2018 RSCI recognized 773 Russian scientific journals in all RSCI subject areas (overall, there are about 5,000 journals).
On September 11, 2018, Comet 21P / Giacobini-Zinner passed the Earth’s orbit point closest to the Sun and was at a relatively short distance from the planet (58.6 million km). This caused the comet to reach a seven star magnitude of brightness, which meant it was almost observable by the naked eye. Most comets that can be observed with the naked eye are not in the visible part of the sky. However, some comets can be observed with a slight magnification. The Comet 21P / Giacobini-Zinner is notably visible with telescopes and binoculars, and has become a good subject to photograph. Mikhail Maslov, a leading engineer at the NSU Observatory, was able to capture it.
Elena Boldyreva, Doctor of Chemistry, leading research scientist at the G.K. Boreskova Institute of Catalysis SB RAS, and Head of the Department of Solid State Chemistry at NSU’s Natural Sciences Department was elected a member of the European Academy.
Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) has published the results of the annual QS University Rankings: BRICS 2018, that rates the best universities in the BRICS countries. The Rankings include universities in Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
Olga Chashchina received her Master’s Degree from the NSU Physics Department and then graduated from the École Polytechnique in France under a double degree program. She is currently working at the École Polytechnique Laboratory of Hydrodynamics under the guidance of Professor Abdul Barakat. Her research involves fundamental questions related to the development of cardiovascular diseases (such as atherosclerosis) and the creation of experimental models for testing endovascular implants.
The key characteristic of research internships at NSU are their focus on fundamental science. This year, in addition to traditional subjects in the fields of biology, physics, chemistry, mathematics, geology, archeology, and economics, there were internships in metalinguistics.
Boris Nyushkov, Sergey Kobtsev and Arkady Yakovlev, scientists at the NSU Laser Physics and Innovation Technologies Division (LPITD), and their colleagues at the Institute of Laser Physics SB RAS published an article in the English IOP Publishing house’s leading journal “Laser Physics Letters”. Their article was in the Journal’s Top 3 in the “Fiber Optics and Fiber Lasers” category in 2017.
Back pain is one of the most common reasons for seeking medical attention in developed countries. Surprisingly, little is known about the biological root of this symptom.
Sergei Turitsyn and Leonid Frumin, scientists at the NSU Nonlinear Photonics Laboratory and NSU Center for Nonlinear Photonics and Quantum Technologies, with colleagues from the University of Aston (Great Britain), Technical University Delft (Netherlands), Ben-Gurion University (Israel), and Nokia Bell Labs (Germany) published an article in the leading international journal of the American Optical Society, "Optica". The article was #2 in a list of the top 15 most cited articles in the journal in 2017.
On October 1-5, the 69th Annual International Aerospace Congress IAC-2018 was held in Bremen (Germany). The NSU Small Space Apparatus Laboratory, together with the company OKB Fifth Generation, presented their project to create a modular platform for ultra-small spacecraft.
The main objective of the recent seminar, “Non-Equilibrium Processing of Materials: Experiments and Modeling”, was to strengthen cooperation between NSU, Tohoku University and SB RAS institutes in the field of materials science. Scientists from Japan, Russia, Germany and France took part in the Seminar. The event featured 77 reports, 33 of these were invited plenary presentations. Young scientists at booths presented the rest during an exhibition after providing brief introductions about their reports to the whole group.
The international conference “IntelliSys” is considered one of the most important conferences in the field of computer science. The Conference explores current issues related to topics including artificial intelligence, intelligent systems, machine vision, robotics, and information technology.