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Treatise of Folk Medicine by Georg W. Steller

... treatise deals in detail with some prejudices and magical cures, exotic traditions of Siberian aboriginals. The unique drawings from the St. Petersburg Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences Archive are used in this article Anniversaries in the history of science give us the opportunity to look back and remember our distant forerunners. The year 2009 is the tercentenary of birth of Georg Wilhelm Steller and Johann Georg Gmelin, who took part in the Second Kamchatka Expedition. When scholars ...

Modified: 30.04.2010
Steller , Gmelin , Berckhan , Second Kamchatka expedition , treatise , folk medicine , history of science , disease treatment , poisonous plants , mukhomor , fly agaric , Siberian medicinal plants , ethnography
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Sobolev of the Euler School

On the centenary of Sergei L’vovich Sobolev, representative of the Russian mathematical school; his name is on the list of scientists whose creativity has contributed to the main intellectual treasures of the world Mathematics studies the forms of reasoning. Generally speaking, differentiation discovers the trends of a process, and integration forecasts the future from trends. The mankind of the present day cannot be imagined without integration and differentiation. The differential and integral...

Modified: 30.12.2008
Sergei Sobolev , Leonhard Euler , history of science , Russian School of Mathematics , Nuclear Project , functional analysis , differential equations , generalized function
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Leonhard Euler. Based on the Materials of St.Petersburg Branch of the Archive of the Russian Academy of Sciences

In his native town of Basel, Leonhard Euler spent only the first twenty years of his life. In Russia, he lived almost thirty—one year... Euler considered Petersburg to be of special value for him In his native town of Basel, Leonhard Euler spent only the first twenty years of his life. In Russia, he lived almost thirty—one year (1727—1741, and 1766—1783) and in Berlin twenty—five years. Euler considered Petersburg to be of special value for him. In 1749 he wrote from Berlin: “I and all the others...

Modified: 30.12.2008
Leonhard Euler , history of science , mathematics , biography , Russian Imperial Academy
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Science and Siberia: from Peter the Great to the 21st century

Fundamental science is not at all an expensive decoration; rather it is an important constituent of the national security, of the nation’s independence To the 280th anniversary of the Russian Academy of Sciences. To the 60th anniversary of the West-Siberian Branch of the Academy of Sciences The best way to suppose what may come is to remember what is past. George Savile (Marquis Halifax) English political figure, writer (1633—1695) Jubilees are not only and not so much an occasion for official...

Modified: 30.05.2004
Academy of Sciences , Siberia , USSR , science , history of science
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Baikal in My Life

Michael GRACHEV — Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Dr.Sc. in Chemistry, Director of the Limnological Institute of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Irkutsk), State Prize winner, Karpinskii Prize awardee. Main research interests: molecular enzymology, paleoclimate, analytical chemistry. Prof. Grachev contributed to the elaboration of the Law on Protection of Lake Baikal First Meetings A picture has carved itself into my memory: it is 1944, a difficult time, war...

Modified: 30.05.2004
Baikal , history of science , Grachev
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