This issue of our newsletter will contain information on a selected list of
events. We shall start with a short report on the Third Bulgarian-Serbian
Astronomy Meeting, finished only a couple of days ago.
The Third Bulgarian-Serbian Astronomical Meeting was held on May 13-15 on
Gjolechitsa in Bulgaria. The co-chairmen were Prof. dr. Georgi Ivanov from
Sofia University and dr. Milan Dimitrijevic, director of the Astronomical
Observatory in Belgrade. The “driving force” on the Bulgarian side was (of
course) ILBA co-editor dr.Milcho Tsvetkov.
There were about 30 people present. Scientifically, we
heard 4 invited lectures, and could read about 30 posters. Posters were
presented in a clever way: they were put-up, so as to render them visible to
all, but apart from that every poster was presented orally for 5-6 minutes.
What is more, the languages “allowed” were the two national languages:
Bulgarian and Serbian, with insertion of English words only in cases of
extreme necessity. This system of presentation was started on the first
meeting, and has proved its effectivity-it provokes dissussion, which is
finally the basic aim of any scientific meeting. Chances are very strong
that the proceedings will be published under the auspices of the
Astronomical Observatory in Belgrade.
On the social side, it was a great pleasure to reinforce
old friendships and make new ones. ILBA editors profited of the occasion to
celebrate the first 10 issues. The excursion to the Maljovitsa tourist
center, and scientific discussions under the high-altitude sun contributed
to the success of the meeting. It will be attempted in the next issue of
ILBA to include some of the photos taken during the meeting. Resumed in one
word, the general impression on this meeting is: success. Most participants
had one joint objection – it was too short. Perhaps the organizers should
take care about this when making plans for the next meeting, which should be
held in 2004 in Serbia.
This meeting is currently being planned for next autumn in
Belgrade. Included below follows the announcement, as received from the
organizing commitee. At the same time, we apologize for the delay in
distributing this information by ILBA, but if you are interested and react
promptly, we are certain that you will be accepted.
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Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2002 13:23:11 +0200 (CEST)
From: "Katedra za astronomiju(K.Kovac)" <email@example.com>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: XIII nacionalna konferencija jugoslovenskih astronoma
XIII NACIONALNA KONFERENCIJA
NAUCNI ORGANIZACIONI KOMITET
J. Milogradov-Turin (ko-predsednik, Matematicki fakultet, Beograd)
G. Popovic (ko-predsednik, Astronomska opservatorija,
G. Djurasevic (Astronomska opservatorija, Beograd)
Z. Knezevic (Astronomska opservatorija, Beograd)
M. Kuzmanoski (Matematicki fakultet, Beograd)
N. Pejovic (Matematicki fakultet, Beograd)
LOKALNI ORGANIZACIONI KOMITET
O. Atanackovic-Vukmanovic (Matematicki fakultet, Beograd)
K. Kovac (Matematicki fakultet, Beograd)
A. Kovacevic (Matematicki fakultet, Beograd)
R. Pavlovic (Astronomska opservatorija, Beograd)
D. Urosevic (Matematicki fakultet, Beograd)
LOK XIII nacionalne konferencije
Katedra za astronomiju
Studentski trg 16, 11000 Beograd
XIII nacionalna konferencija jugoslovenskih astronoma odrzace se u Beogradu,
17-20. oktobra 2002. godine. Konferencija ce se sastojati od predavanja po
pozivu domacih i stranih naucnika (40 min), izlaganja doktorskih (30 min) i
magistarskih (20 min) teza objavljenih u periodu izmedju dve konferencije
(1999-2002), kracih saopstenja (10 min) i postera. Na Konferenciji ce biti
prikazani radovi iz svih oblasti astronomije i tema vezanih za astronomiju
iz drugih srodnih nauka. Preliminarni program Konferencije ce uslediti po
prijemu prijava u drugom obavestenju.
Skupstina Drustva astronoma Srbije bice odrzana 19. oktobra
2002. godine kada ce biti podnet izvestaj o radu i izabran novi upravni
odbor, nadzorni odbor i Nacionalni komitet. Za poslednji dan Konferencije se
predvidja izlet na planinu Vidojevica kod Prokuplja, do mesta gde se planira
izgradnja Astronomske stanice.
Knjiga apstrakata ce biti stampana pre, a Zbornik radova
neposredno posle Konferencije. Nacin pripreme tekstova (apstrakata i
clanaka) u TEX-u bice prikazan u drugom obavestenju.
Ucesnici Konferencije ne placaju kotizaciju.
10. maj 2002. - prijava za Konferenciju
15. juni 2002. - drugo obavestenje
10. septembar 2002. - prijem apstrakata
5. oktobar 2002. - program Konferencije
Ime i prezime:
E-mail: Tel: Fax:
Planiram da prikazem rad^* kao: usmeno saopstenje ili
poster (obrisati nepotrebno)
Preliminarni naslov rada:
^* U slucaju vise radova umnoziti prijavu u odgovarajucem
Prijavu poslati LOK-u e-mail-om (koristeci komandu "reply")
do 10. maja 2002. godine.
The Institute of Physics from Belgrade organizes this year
again its Summer School in mathematical physics. A short announcement is
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Date: Tue, 7 May 2002 19:20:31 +0200 (CEST)
From: II Summer School in Modern Mathematical Physics <email@example.com>
To: II Summer School in Modern Mathematical Physics <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: [eXploratorium] II Summer School in Modern Mathematical Physics
We would like to inform you that the II Summer School in Modern Mathematical
Physics will be held in Kopaonik (Serbia, Yugoslavia), 1-12 September 2002.
The updated information on this meeting can be found on
the web site:
Our colleagues from Ukraina have sent the announcement for
the Summer School which they are organizing this summer. It is reproduced
below, and we can only congratulate them for their activity and wish them
THE GAMOW'S ODESSA ASTRONOMICAL SUMMER SCHOOL FOR YOUNG
"ASTRONOMY AND BEYOND: ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND
The Gamow's Odessa Astronomical Summer School intends to
bring together experts on the subjects of modern astrophysics, cosmology and
biology with a number of interested astronomers and students, in order to
discuss the most recent developments and problems in natural sciences,
exchange of ideas, review major experimental and theoretical efforts.
George Gamow was one of the prominent scientists of the
20th century. He was born in Odessa on March 4, 1904 in the family of a
secondary school teacher. In 1921 Gamow entered the Novorossijskij (Odessa)
University and worked in Odessa Astronomical Observatory. In 1923 Gamow
continued his studies in the University of Petrograd (St. Petersburg). His
further scientific work was done in the institutions of Leningrad,
Goettingen, Copenhagen, Cambridge (UK) and the USA. Main scientific
achievements of G.Gamow include the creation of alpha and beta-decay theory
and the theory of exploding Universe. Gamow was the first to decipher a
genetic code. Through his brilliant popular lectures, books and articles he
promoted public interest to science. In 1956 he received the Calling Prize
awarded by UNESCO for science popularization. George Gamow had the true
Odessa temperament, his scientific ingenuity and cheerful humor were
inexhaustible. His life was full of legends. The memory of Gamow lives among
the people who worked together with him and everybody who is imbued with
beauty and elegance of Gamow's findings. For more information about Gamow's
biography see here.
The Gamow's Odessa Astronomical Summer School will be in
English. The school program will consist of series of coordinated review
lectures supplemented by short presentation of posters and discussions about
modern problems of astrophysics, cosmology, astrobiology and astrochemistry.
This 3rd Summer School will be held in Chernomorka near the
Black sea close to Odessa. August is the most pleasant summer month in our
city. The weather in August is usually pleasant, with maximum temperature
near 30 C and minimum near 20 C. Rain is quite possible, but generally
light. The sea is warm (usually 20-25C).
- A.D. Chernin (SAISh MSU, Moscow, Russia): "George Gamow
and his "world line"".
- G.S. Bisnovatyi-Kogan (IKI, Moscow, Russia): "Generation of magnetic
fields in accretion discs around black hole".
- A.D. Chernin (SAISh MSU, Moscow, Russia): "Physical vacuum and space
- N.G. Bochkarev (SAISh MSU, Moscow, Russia): "Superbubles in our Galaxy".
- S.I. Blinnikov (ITF RAN, Moscow, Russia): "Mechanisms of explosion and
light curves of Supernovas".
- A.A. Konovalenko (IRA RAN, Kharkov, Ukraine): "Radioastronomy: history,
investigations and perspectives".
- D.F. Lupishko (AO KhNU, Kharkov, Ukraine): "Asteroids and evolution of
- S.M. Andrievsky (AO ONU, Odessa, Ukraine): "Astrochemistry of the stars=
- I.L. Andronov (AO ONU, Odessa, Ukraine): "Structure and evolution of
gravimagnetic rotators in binary stars". - M.I. Ryabov (OAO IRA NAN, Odes=
Ukraine): "Solar and geophysical process and its role in astrobiology".
- B.I. Gnatik (AO KNU, Kiev, Ukraine): "Astrophysics of high energy".
- B. Novosyadlyj (AO LNU, Lviv, Ukraine): "Large-scale structure of the
Universe: observed data and theoretical models".
- L. Shulman (MAO NAN, Kiev, Ukraine): "Physics and chemistry of comets".
- V. Melnyk (IRA RAN, Kharkov, Ukraine): "Plasma processes in astrophysic=
- B. Wszolek (Krakow, Poland): "Diffuse Interstellar Bands"
Short abstracts of lectures and preliminary program will published on this
website in Second announcement.
Odessa National University,
Astronomy department of Odessa National University,
Euro-Asian Astronomical Society (EAAS),
Ukrainian Astronomical Association (UAA)
Odessa Astronomical Society (OAS)
Local Organizing Committee (LOC):
M.I. Ryabov (chaire), I.V. Chernyshova (co-chaire),
I.A. Egorova, Yu.V. Beletsky, B.A. Murnikov, A. Pilipenko.
Please, fill the form (at the end of this email) and send it to us before
July 1th 2002 to: email@example.com
Registration fee: 20$
(for students from Ukraine registration fee is 20 grivnas)
Accommodation package 1) Odessa University Camp - 30$
(6 nights on full board basis) (2-4 placed rooms)
2) Boarding house "Chernomorhydrostroj" $10 per day
(on full board basis) (1-3 placed rooms)
Odessa University Camp and "Chernomorhydrostroj" placed on
the Black Sea coast. The camp has football and volleyball grounds, tennis
courts, etc. Please transfer money for accomodation (and also registration
fee) to bank account (see registration form below) before July 1th 2002 to
escape problem with boarding because in August number of places for
accomodation is limited. Participants from Ukraine, Russia and NIS should
send money through the post (see registration form below).
Preliminary schedule of School:
12 of August - day of arrival
13-16 of August - The Gamow's Odessa Astronomical Summer School 17 August -
day of departure
Poster contributions presenting interesting new developments will be
encouraged. During the School each participant should present report on
poster session (10 minutes). You should send abstract of your poster in
*.rtf or *.txt formats before July 1th 2002. We'll publish it in our webs=
ite before School.
VISA AND TRAVEL:
All visitors to Ukraine require a passport and those ones who are not from
the Former Soviet Union (FSU) republics require a visa. In case of doubt,
participants are strongly advised to check early with their travel agent or
with the nearest Ukrainian embassy. It is the responsibility of each
individual participant to regulate his passport regime.
ODESSA has an international airport with direct flights from MOSCOW, VIENNA,
TEL AVIV, ISTANBUL. The capital of Ukraine, KIEV, has regular airline
connections with most of European countries. It takes around an hour to get
Odessa from Kiev with the domestic Ukrainian airlines, and it takes a night
by the intercity train. Please check suitable route with your local travel
agent. In any case, participants are advised to book early, as August is a
high tourist season in Ukraine.
We can offer the following tours and social events for Conference
1. Fourchet (12.08.2002 in the evening).
2. Sightseeing tour of Odessa including an exciting interesting story abo=
ut the literary and the cultural past of Odessa. Visiting of Odessa Museums
(Archeological, Maritime, Wax figures, Oriental and Western Art, Art
Museum) - ($8).
3. Visiting of Odessa Opera and Ballet Theatre - one of the most beautifu= l
opera-buildings in the Europe - $10. 4. Sailing cruise on small sea ship
($8) 5. Visiting to the Tairow Scientific Institute of the Vine-growing with
t= he excursion in the museum of the institute and tasting the best wines of
Ukraine in the degustation hall ($20). 6. Banquet (15.08.02. during the
evening) ($10) 7. Camp-fire on the seashore (16.08.02. during the evening).
At the end of each day there will be a lecture in Odessa Planetarium and a
party on a beach in fascinating friendly atmosphere under the night starry
For more details regarding the school, please contact us.
* THE GAMOW'S ODESSA ASTRONOMICAL SUMMER SCHOOL
* FOR YOUNG SCIENTISTS
* "ASTRONOMY AND BEYOND :
* ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTROBIOLOGY"
* (Odessa (Ukraine), August 12-17, 2002)
R E G I S T R A T I O N F O R M
Please, fill the form and send it to us before July 1th 2002 to
Odessa University Camp (2-4 placed rooms)
$30 per 6 days (yes/no)__________________________________
Boarding house "Chernomorhydrostroj" (1-3 placed rooms)
$10 per day (yes/no)__________________________________
Sex: 1) male 2) female
Do you wish to share a room with a conference attendee?_________________ If
possible, indicate with whom would you like to share it
Please transfer money for accomodation (and also registration fee $20) to
bank account below before July 1th 2002 to escape problem with boardin= g
because in August number of places for accomodation is limited.
Beneficiary: Account No ODO-001230-USD-3070-01
name of beneficiary: Pilipenko Anna Alekseevna
passport series and number: KK 433151
USD-Correspondent: BANKER'S TRUST COMPANY NEW YORK
Beneficiary bank: FIRST UKRAINIAN INTERNATIONAL BANK Donetsk, Ukraine
IN FAVOR OF ODESSA BRANCH
Participants from Ukraine, Russia and NIS should send money through the post
(for students from Ukraine registration fee is 20 grivnas)