2014-2015,  (2016), s. 199-211 ISSN 1214-8334 Institutional support: RVO:67985921 Keywords : Šrámek, Jan * Hlinka, Andrej * Czechoslovakia, 1918-1938 Subject RIV: AB - History OBOR OECD: History (history of science and technology to be 6.3, history of specific sciences to be under the respective headings)
Sloveenia kaasaegse arhitektuuri näitus Eesti Arhitektuurimuuseumis 21. aug.-ni 2011. Eksponeeritud 36 objekti on valminud vahemikus 1999-2009. Näituse kuraatorid: Andrej Hrausky, Maja Ivanič. 7. juulil andis arhitekt Andrej Hrausky ülevaate Sloveenia 20. sajandi arhitektuurist, Aljoša Dekleva ja Tina Gregorič tutvustasid oma loomingut. Intervjuu arhitektidega, ka nende muljeid eesti arhitektuurist
Full Text Available This study is aimed at investigating the dynamics of desire, also linked to the theme of the gaze, as it can be found in the film Nostalghia (1983 by Andrej Tarkovskij. First of all, the study will analyze the desire of Gorčakov, the main character, to see his remote Russia and its slow focus, thanks to the encounter with the 'crazy' marginalized Domenico, on the will to bring a candlelight from one side to the other of an ancient thermal pool. Through an approach mainly related to thematic criticism (halfway between cinema and literature we will try to demonstrate the interrelationships, from the point of view of seduction and analysis of fetish objects, between the desire of the protagonist and that of Domenico. Using also some means of social critique offered by Michel Foucault, we shall obtain results never previously analyzed by critical studies on Tarkovskij and Nostalghia.
Full Text Available Before publishing novels, Andrej Gelasimov (1966- was an author of longer short stories (povesti in Russian. With his first povesti he won many literary prizes and the favour of critics. Gelasimov has been praised for his brilliant stylistic mixture of colloquialism and humour, which gives freshness and immediacy to his prose. One of his stories, “Nežnyj vozrast” (2000, here published in Italian as “Una tenera età”, offers a good example of the aforementioned technique. By means of the private journal of a 14-year-old Russian teenager, the author unravels the story of the encounter between the young boy and an aged music teacher.
Full Text Available Andrej Belyj (1913-1914, esordisce nel 1902 con un’opera che inaugura in Russia il genere letterario della sinfonia. Nell’introduzione a Sinfonia (2-a, la drammatica Belyj spiega che l’opera «ha tre significati: uno musicale, uno satirico e uno ideologico-simbolico». Dal «significato musicale», che porta l’autore a «dividere la sinfonia in parti, le parti in frammenti e i frammenti in versi (frasi musicali», nasce il genere misto di prosa e poesia di cui Belyj si serve per enfatizzare il contenuto mistico, satirico e grottesco dell’opera, che caratterizzerà poi anche Pietroburgo. Nella Seconda sinfonia}Belyj prende di mira i gruppi di mistici che andavano formandosi all’inizio del Novecento a Mosca e Pietroburgo, citando esplicitamente o raffigurando velatamente personaggi reali del mondo della letteratura, dell’arte e della filosofia, come Vladimir Solov’ev (1853-1900, Dmitrij Merežkovskij (1865-1941 e altri. Motivi strettamente autobiografici vengono così presentati sotto forma di immagini grottesche e iperboliche, alternate a momenti di estremo lirismo. Al «significato musicale» è legata anche la particolare scansione del tempo in cui si dispiega la trama dell’opera, che inizia con il lento trascorrere di un’intera giornata e accelera poi nel passare dei mesi e delle stagioni per ritornare, ciclicamente e drammaticamente, al punto di partenza. Questo procedimento artistico è ben sintetizzato in uno dei leitmotive dell’opera: «E il tempo scorreva senza sosta, e nello scorrere del tempo si rifletteva l’Eternità brumosa». Andrei Bely (1880-1934, poet, novelist, theorist and literary critic of the Russian Symbolist movement, author of the famous novel in rhythmic prose Petersburg (1913-1914, made his literary debut in 1902 with a work introducing in Russia a new literary genre, the symphony. In the introduction to The Dramatic Symphony, Bely explains that the work «has three meanings: a musical
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Full Text Available La présente étude se donne pour objectif de porter un regard critique sur les éléments du bergsonisme présents dans lʼensemble de lʼoeuvre romanesque dʼAndrej Capuder. En effet, ses romans sont ancrés dans lʼexpérience de la durée vécue ou la subjectivité, basée sur la négation du temps objectif que présente la coexistence de tous les termes bergsoniens impliqués dans lʼoeuvre. Le bergsonisme permet aux protagonistes de prendre, en sʼappuyant sur lʼélan vital, la conscience des aspects multiformes de leur propre personnalité face à lʼHistoire.
Full Text Available Le cinéma de Tarkovski est riche de présences symboliques. L'essai rend, à travers le contact prolongé et fidèle aux différentes oeuvres du metteur en scène russe, la constellation de ses éléments archetipiques et de ses figures les plus significatives. Le dialogue terre-eau, le travail du feu, la récurrence de l'arbre, du bois, de l'enfance, le flux lent du temps, la phenomenologie poétique de la maison. Dans le cinéma de Tarkovski on se perd, son oeuvre, un vrai opus magnus alchimique, est un voyage dans la survivance d'un halètement mystique profondément incarné dans la matière terrestre. Son parcours circulaire, de l'arbre brûlé d'Ivan à ce qui renaît à la fin du Sacrifice miraculeusement, c'est une cheville fondamentale pour pouvoir expérimenter la puissance de l'imagination créatrice quand encore elle est l' expression d'une sensibilité inspirée à l'âme du monde".
“Delusion about History” as a Socio-Cultural Diagnosis of the 1960-1970s: Andrej Sinjavskij and Arkadij Belinkov “Разочарование в истории” как социокультурный диагноз 1960-1970-х годов: Андрей Синявский и Аркадий Белинков
Full Text Available Arkadij Belinkov (1921-1970 and Andrej Sinjavskij (1925-1997 were not members of one literary movement, but their works are often considered jointly as samples of “dissident criticism”. In this article I hope to argue that they can both be interpreted as successors to the Russian Formalism methodology of the 1960s. But they used the results of philological interpretations to solve the existential problem – i.e. the self-identification of a subject in the historical process. It was necessary for Belinkov and Sinjavskij because they both rejected the Soviet (and Hegelian image of history as the teleologically aimed stream. Belinkov and Sinjavskij independently invented the new – personal and existential – justification of the history of culture.Arkadij Belinkov (1921-1970 and Andrej Sinjavskij (1925-1997 were not members of one literary movement, but their works are often considered jointly as samples of “dissident criticism”. In this article I hope to argue that they can both be interpreted as successors to the Russian Formalism methodology of the 1960s. But they used the results of philological interpretations to solve the existential problem – i.e. the self-identification of a subject in the historical process. It was necessary for Belinkov and Sinjavskij because they both rejected the Soviet (and Hegelian image of history as the teleologically aimed stream. Belinkov and Sinjavskij independently invented the new – personal and existential – justification of the history of culture.
Full Text Available Gelasimov’s novel was analysed by Remizova (2003 as a “Study of a Trauma”. Several themes of the povest’ (childhood, invisibility of the traumatic event, social vs. individual mediated responses to trauma are taken into account, based on the hypothesis that the keywords of the traumatic experience described in Gelasimov’s “report” on the Chechen War are herein emphasized, revealing one of the main levels of meaning in the narration. Against this background Gelasimov’s povest’ Zhahda proves its present historical and literary value.
Savitha Sekhar Nair
Birkbeck College, University of London, UK, in 1991, under the supervision of Professor Tom L. Blundell, where he developed the MODELLER program for comparative modeling of protein structures. He was then a postdoc with Professor Martin. Karplus at Harvard University as a Jane Coffin Childs Memorial. Fund fellow ...
Savitha Sekhar Nair
, Slovenia, in 1987; and his PhD from. Birkbeck College, University of London, UK, in 1991, under the supervision of Professor Tom L. Blundell, where he developed the MODELLER program for comparative modeling of protein structures.
Roč. 86, č. 1 (2017), s. 15-24 ISSN 0037-6736 Institutional support: RVO:68378017 Keywords : postmodern literature * Russian novel * museum * imperialism * Panopticon Subject RIV: AJ - Letters, Mass-media, Audiovision OBOR OECD: Specific literatures
Tutvustus: Pumpurs, Andrejs. Bearslayer. Hamburg : A. Cropley, 2005 ; Mason, P. M. Puppet maker. P. M. Mason, 2005 ; Estonian folktales : the heavenly wedding / koost. Piret Päär & Anne Türnpu. Tallinn : Varrak, 2005
schooling and the academic performance of pre-schooled lower primary school pupils in a rural Zambian ... effects and that access to quality early childhood educational resources is a key engine to upward mobility. ... excellence of their children (Escarce, 2003 & Eamon, 2005; Jeynes, 2002; Sirin 2005)). It is important to ...
Harding, Jessica F.
Although the strong link between maternal education and children's outcomes is one of the most well-established findings in developmental psychology (Reardon, 2011; Sirin, 2005), less is known about how young, low-income children are influenced by their mothers completing additional education. In this research, longitudinal data from the Head…
Haining Yao; Anthony M. Orme; Letha Etzkorn
Recently, domain specific ontology development has been driven by research on the Semantic Web. Ontologies have been suggested for use in many application areas targeted by the Semantic Web, such as dynamic web service composition and general web service matching. Fundamental characteristics of these ontologies must be determined in order to effectively make use of them: for example, Sirin, Hendler and Parsia have suggested that determining fundamental characteristics...
In the technical article, in Slovene, at the end of this issue, Andrej BEKEŠ investigates the classification of genres in Japanese corpora, based on recent research he has also been involved in. He argues that various modal expressions, such as suppositional adverbs, may provide an interesting base for such classification.
Läti režissöör oma mängufilmist "Riia kaitsjad", mis käsitleb lätlaste 1919.a. novembrikuu lahingut Riia pärast Saksa ja Vene väe vastu (produtsent Andrejs Ekis). Filmi näidati eile Balti filmiturul Baltic Event Tallinnas
Slovenia became an official member of IPPOG on 19 April 2018. The MOU was signed by the head of Particle Physics Department at Jozef Stefan Institute representing Slovenia participation at IPPOG. Andrej Gorišek, country representative for Slovenia in IPPOG, brought the document to the meeting in Italy where IPPOG chairs signed it, confirming Slovenia membership to the collaboration.
Big Data changes our daily lives, but does it also change international politics? In this contribution, Andrej Zwitter (NGIZ chair at Groningen University) argues that Big Data impacts on international relations in ways that we only now start to understand. To comprehend how Big Data influences
Wenzel, Henrik; Schneider, Zsig
In October and November 2002 meetings were held between Union Spinning Mills and external consultants from the South African – Danish Cleaner Textile Production Project. Project participants from USM were: • From USM: Operations Director Johan Ferreira, Finishing Manager Anrico (Andrej) Kritzinger...
The internet presents regulators with an amorphous web of technical and legal issues with no simple solution. Andrej Savin, Associate Professor at Copenhagen Business School, says that the EU needs to develop a fluidity of process in order to tackle the big issues and cultivate the right legal...
Aug 7, 2017 ... Andrej Sali is a professor at the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences,. Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, and California Institute for Quantitative. BioSciences. He was a Sinsheimer Scholar. (1996), an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow. (1998), an Irma T. Hirschl Trust Career.
Sirin, Deniz; Mol, Abbas
The new species Dociostaurus (Kazakia) icconium Sirin & Mol sp. n. (Orthoptera, Acrididae, Gomphocerinae) is described on the basis of morphology and male calling song. The congeneric partner of new species is Dociostaurus (Stauronotulus) cappadocicus (Azam, 1913) whose song description is done for the first time in this study. The species Dociostaurus (Kazakia) brevicollis (Eversmann, 1848) is assumed to be the closest relative of Dociostaurus (Kazakia) icconium sp. n.. The relationships between the new species and the relatives/congeneric partners were evaluated by using both song and morphological characters, for which illustrations were provided. Finally, a brief remark on the distribution pattern of the species was given.
Full Text Available The paper analyses three concepts of aesthetics of arts in Slovak aesthetics in the first third of the 19th century based on the ideas of three Slovak authors (Michal Greguš, Andrej Vandrák and Karol Kuzmány who all shared creative reading of Kant and transformation of the process of “harmonization” as a foundation of defining possible aesthetic potentiality of art.
Keil, Andres, 1974-
Balti teatrifestivalil "OmaDraama 2006" nähtud etendustest - Rudolfs Blaumanise ja Inga Abele "Kadunud poeg" Peteris Krilovsi lavastuses, Birute Mari monotükk "Poetess", ZUGA Ühendatud Tantsijate "Naine ja hunt", Merle Karusoo "Misjonärid", Mart Kivastiku- Hendrik Toompere "Põrgu Wärk", Anna Brigadere "P.S Pöialpoiss" Andrejs Jarovojs lavastuses ja Leedu Juozas Miltinise nim. Draamateatri "Sügis tuleb läbi metsa"
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Full Text Available In this article, some works on children literature, which included children philosophy directly or indirectly by means of literary fiction, have been examined. The first work, Aşk Olsun Çocugum Aşk Olsun! of Mustafa Ruhi Sirin, is the first poem on children philosophy in Turkey. The second work, Sofi’nin Dünyası (Sofi’s World, is the novel of Jostein Gaarder that tells of the history of western philosophy through simple fiction. The processed third work is Küçük Prens (Small Prince by Antoine de Saint- Exupery. The last work, Gülibik, is a long story by Cetin Öner. To find out philosophical surface and deep structure in the literary works, the analytical methods of semiotics, text linguistics and pragmatics were used in this study.
Adamou, Noussaïba; Babena, Gilbert Willy Tio; Kida, Tsuyoshi; Kouklia, Charlotte; Ousmanou, Mohamadou; Parepa, Laura-Anca; Truan, Naomi; Vasilyeva, Alena L.
Sous la direction de Tsuyoshi Kida et Laura-Anca Parepa Comité scientifique Julie Abbou, Aix Marseille Université, CNRS, LPL UMR 7309, France Andrej Bekeš, Université de Ljubljana, Slovénie Martine Faraco, Aix Marseille Université, CNRS, LPL UMR 7309, France Isabelle Guaïtella, Aix Marseille Université, CNRS, LPL UMR 7309, France Sophie Herment, Aix Marseille Université, CNRS, LPL UMR 7309, France Tsuyoshi Kida, University of Tsukuba /LCSL-ICR, Japon Goro-Christoph Kimura, Université de Sop...
Asmar, Pascale; Damasceno-Morais, Rubens; Garric, Nathalie; Goldberg, Michel; Kida, Tsuyoshi; Parepa, Laura-Anca; Rollo, Alessandra; Saki, Mohamed; Vasilyeva, Alena L.
Sous la direction de Laura-Anca Parepa et Tsuyoshi Kida Comité scientifique Julie Abbou, Aix Marseille Université, CNRS, LPL UMR 7309, France Andrej Bekeš, Université de Ljubljana, Slovénie Martine Faraco, Aix Marseille Université, CNRS, LPL UMR 7309, France Isabelle Guaïtella, Aix Marseille Université, CNRS, LPL UMR 7309, France Sophie Herment, Aix Marseille Université, CNRS, LPL UMR 7309, France Tsuyoshi Kida, University of Tsukuba /LCSL-ICR, Japon Goro-Christoph Kimura, Université de Sop...
The present publication represents the collection of materials of a scientific conference of the young scientists and students, which was devoted to 80-year-old anniversary of Andrej Sakharov. The ecological problems were viewed on the following directions: ecology, radioecology, ecological monitoring, ecological information systems, eco priority power engineering, eco biology, medical ecology, molecular medicine. The materials of a conference are intended for wide circle of the experts occupied with scientific and practical activity. Individual papers (37) have been analysed and submitted to the database
Full Text Available Sowohl im Kontext der kommunalen Integrationspolitik als auch in der Stadtplanung, der Repräsentationspolitik und der regionalen Standort- und Wirtschaftspolitik ist das Thema ,Migration in den Städten‘ wieder auf die politische Agenda gesetzt worden. Doch der Gegenstand, die theoretischen Konzeptualisierungen und die Perspektivierungen sind oft uneindeutig und politisch umkämpft. Gerade auf stadtpolitischer Ebene haben sich zudem starke migrantische Organisationen und Proteste formiert, die oftmals in neuen Allianzen agieren und sich hegemonialen Vorstellungen von ,Integration‘ und ,sozialer Mischung‘ verweigern. Ein Fachgespräch zwischen Natalie Bayer, Andrej Holm und Henrik Lebuhn über städtische Migrationspolitiken in München und Berlin sowie über Fragen und Probleme, die sich auf diesem Feld an der Schnittstelle zwischen kritischer Wissenschaft und praktischer Politik ergeben.
Monko, Marge, 1976-
Krakovi fotokuu (5.-31. mai) ja Lódźi fotofestivali (7.-31. mai) näitustest. Juudi päritolu fotograafi Weegee (sünd. 1899) näitusest, sakslase Bettina Flitneri seeriast "Boatpeople", Martin Kollari projektist "Twelve stars", Elodie Pong'i videost "I am a bomb", John Goto seeriast "John Goto's New World of Circus", Andrej Balco portreeseeriast "Doméstikas", Péter Pukluse tööst "Intimacy - no title", leeduka Petras Saulenase tööst "L'herbe est l'herbe mais ce n'est pas l'herbe", Ungari kunstnike näitusest "The Sunny Side", Oliver Kerni näitusest "The Glass Key"
Rahvusvahelisest teatrifestivalist "Divadelna Nitra" ("Teatraalne Nitra") Slovakkias 22. - 27. septembrini. Lühidalt lavastustest Georg Brüchner "Woyzeck" (Wojciech Boguslawski teater, Poola, lavastaja Maja Kleczewska); Thomas Bernhard "Before retirement" (Slovakkia teater Astorka-Korzo'90, lavastaja Juraj Nvota); Tatjana Tolstaja "Sonja" (Läti Riia Uus Teater, lavastaja Alvis Hermanis); Michel Houllebecq "Platform" (Belgia NTGent, lavastaja Johan Simons); William Shakespeare "Richard III" (Tšehhi Rahvusteater, lavastaja Michal Docekal); Neil LaBute "The shape of things" (Slovakkia Andrej Bagari Teater, lavastajad Roman Olekshak ja Maja Hrieshik); Rainald Goetz-Martin Heidegger "The consolation of the country path" (Tšehhi kodanike ühendus Mezery, lavastaja Miroslav Bambushek); Mark Ravenhill "Product" (Inglismaa Paines Plough, lavastaja Ravenhill); Anton Tshehhov "Ivanov" (Slovakkia Kammerteater, lavastaja Roman Polak)
Full Text Available “Lepa Vida” (Fair Vida is one of the most common motifs in Slovenian literature. The motif is from a folk song with many variants which in the course of time, and with each new author's view, assumed further layers. So far there have been 43 literary variations on the Fair Vida motif recorded since 1932, as well as many instances of arrangements for children and youth. In this paper I present the main characteristics of the motif in folk literature, in France Prešeren (“Od Lepe Vide”; “Of the Fair Vida”, and in Andrej Rozman Roza Lepa Vida v akciji (Fair Vida in Action, that is, the source/original, the canonical, and the subversive. I initially present the findings about the origins of the motif, the sociological-historical background against which it came into being, as well as comparative elements of intercultural and chronotope views and the image of the Other. In the light of comparisons with other Slovenian myths (especially King Matjaž, Martin Krpan, and Peter Klepec I present the (often rather restrictive view of literary criticism which frequently reduces the Fair Vida motif to the motif of longing, one of the most common motifs in Slovenian literature. I contrast this with more modern interpretative views that take into account both feminist theory and analysis of the discourse of power as it derives from the repeated (subversive, parodic reading of the motif which Andrej Rozman Roza presents in Lepa Vida v akciji.
Full Text Available Harzem Ozger,1 Bugra Alpan,1 Mehmet Salih Söylemez,2 Korhan Ozkan,3 Ahmet Salduz,4 Bilge Bilgic,5 Basak Kumbasar Sirin6 1Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Maslak Acıbadem Hospital, Istanbul, 2Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Bingöl State Hospital, Bingöl, 3Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul Medeniyet University, 4Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, 5Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University, 6Department of Radiology, Maslak Acıbadem Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey Abstract: Osteoblastoma-like osteosarcoma, a rare form of osteosarcoma, is a malignant lesion associated with risks of both local recurrence and distant metastasis. The differential diagnosis of osteoblastoma-like osteosarcoma from osteoblastoma and aggressive osteoblastoma remains controversial and challenging. Previous studies suggest that these three types of tumor are distinct entities. However, working out a precise diagnosis may not always be possible immediately on the basis of initial clinical, radiological, and histopathological features. On the other hand, the importance of a correct diagnosis cannot be overemphasized since the treatment strategies change dramatically according to the nature of the lesion. In all of our cases, initial Tru-Cut biopsies revealed osteoblastic features with minimal atypia, but further biopsies confirmed malignancy. A high index of suspicion and considerable experience are prerequisites for accurate diagnosis in case of clinicopathological and radiological discordance. Keywords: osteoblastoma-like osteosarcoma, differential diagnosis, biopsy
Full Text Available Kavin Vanikieti,1 Piyaphon Cheecharoen,2 Panitha Jindahra,3 Sirin Lueangaram,4 Tanyatuth Padungkiatsagul1 1Department of Ophthalmology, 2Department of Radiology, 3Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, 4Department of Ophthalmology, Queen Sirikit National Institute of Child Health, Bangkok, Thailand Abstract: Vertebrobasilar dolichoectasia (VBD is a rare dilative arteriopathy defined as elongation or widening of the intracranial vertebral and/or basilar arteries. The prevalence ranges from 0.06% to 5.8%. The majority of VBDs are asymptomatic. Downbeat nystagmus has been reported as a component of an infrequent ocular movement disorder in VBD. Nevertheless, oculopalatal tremor (OPT, delayed sequelae of a brainstem lesion, has never been demonstrated in VBD cases. Synchronized rhythmic involuntary contractions of the soft palate with an ocular pendular nystagmus, predominantly vertical pendular nystagmus, are the hallmark presentation. Our case demonstrated a 50-year-old female who presented with 3-month history of oscillopsia. Examination showed binocular conjugate torsional jerk nystagmus simultaneous with a contraction of the soft palate, defined as an atypical OPT, resulting from dolichoectatic left vertebral artery compressing on medulla, demonstrated by magnetic resonance imaging. Bilateral conjugate torsional jerk nystagmus simultaneous with palatal tremor, considering as an atypical OPT, should be included as one of the symptomatic presentations of vertebral artery dolichoectasia in spite of its rarity. Keywords: vertebral artery dolichoectasia, oculopalatal tremor, torsional nystagmus
Full Text Available EXTENDED ABSTRACT:On January 19th 2012 Apple launched iBooks®2 for iPad® - a new application for downloading digital content to the iPad - and the new software (iBooks Author® which allows creating and publishing digital content using the .iba digital format and all-new iTunes® application offering access to a variety of digitised educational content. Our aim was to test the attractiveness of the new Apple releases and the effect of a relatively easy access to the world market of digital content on the promotion of Slovenian cultural heritage. We added three books to the iTunes digital collection which might be of interest to the general public: a re-edition of a scientific monograph by Andrej Pleterski: Mythical Reality of the Carintian Dukes' Stones (Mitska stvarnost knežjega kamna in Slovenian and German version and a non-fiction iBook by Benjamin Štular: Ljubljana in the Middle Ages. Archaeological Research (Srednjeveška Ljubljana. Arheološke raziskave. The digital version of the Andrej Pleterski's book was chosen for the actuality of the topic in Slovenia and Austria. People and politicians in Carinthia were annoyed by the book contents as it was published by the Regional Museum in Klagenfurt in December 2011. While the science in this book is sound it has been abused to meet the current needs of some of the Carinthian politicians. The incident was polemically reflected in the main Slovenian newspapers, too. The non-fiction iBook was selected because of the attractiveness of the theme, besides a lot of multimedia content had already been created and could be easily published to Apple's iBookstore. All three iBooks were posted to iTunes® less than three weeks after the release of the iBooks Author application to create digital content. We wish to present our experience with the applicability of the new medium, users' feedback and access statistics. Guidelines for Apple licenses are presented. The applicability of the new medium and
Dimitrijević, M. S.; Tsvetkov, M.; Popović, L. C.; Golev, V.
70 contributions. In these proceedings are 47 papers, 10 invited lectures, 12 contributed papers and 25 poster papers. Within the frame of cultural program in the library of Astronomical Observatory was organized a multimedia evening "Astronomy, Poetry and Art." Moderator was Andjelka Kovacevic. Poetry with cosmical inspiration was presented by Milan S. Dimitrijevic, Milcho Tsvetkov, Natasha Stanic, Tetyana Sergeeva, Jan Vondrak and Katya Tsvetkova with musical accompaniment by Zoran Simic and Edi Bon. Also a video presentation of paintings of Zoran Simic, inspired by the Universe accompanied by him by guitar was performed. An excursion to the excavations of the Roman colony Viminacium was organized for the participants. The Sixth Serbian-Bulgarian Astronomical Conference was fruitful and important for the further development of collaboration, common activities and planning of the joint scientific investigations and projects.
Full Text Available Andrej Blatnik, escritor, traductor y editor, nació en Ljubljana en 1963. Es uno de los narradores más destacados de «la joven prosa eslovena» «la generación de los sesenta», términos con los que actualmente los críticos y teóricos literarios se refieren a los autores nacidos en la década de los sesenta. Escribe relatos breves, novelas y ensayos. Sus obras más conocidas son Los ramilletes para Adán se están marchitando (Šopki za Adama venijo, 1983, relato breve, Las antorchas y las lágrimas (Plamenice in solze, 1987, novela, Las biografías de los anónimos (Biografije brezimenih, 1989, relato breve, Cambios de piel (Menjave kož, 1990, relatos breves, El tao del amor (Tao ljubezni, 1990, novela, La ley del deseo (Zakon Zelje, 2001, relatos breves.
Full Text Available This paper considers the historical evolution of the concept of self-management as it had been designed and theorized by utopian Socialists and anarchists of the 19th century, for example, Pierre Joseph Proudhon (What is Property?, 1890. In Slovenian speaking territories, the Christian Socialist Andrej Gosar was the first to develop this concept (namely, in his 1935 book For a New Social Order. Edvard Kardelj (Developmental Directives of the Socialist Self-Managed Political System, 1979 was later on the principal author of the legislation by which self-management was introduced in the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in the early 1950s. Specific circumstances have been considered behind the political decision to introduce self- management in Yugoslavia as well as the reasons for its failure, i.e. the interruption of the implementation of this political and economic model prior to the collapse of Yugoslavia in the early 1990s. The global impact of the Yugoslav model of self- management has been evaluated, as have various phenomena that point to what has remained of it or has been revived in Slovenia more recently. In the paper I have attempted to answer the following questions: Why didn't self- management in Socialist Slovenia/Yugoslavia work? How can we consider and revive the concept of self-management in the present Slovenian political and economic situation? Can autonomism as one of the theoretical foundations of self-management constitute an efficient alternative/threat to today's neoliberal global capitalism?
Full Text Available In recent years, the Czech Republic has seen the largest changes in media ownership since the early 1990s. Most striking was the purchase of one of the largest publishing houses Mafra by the tycoon Andrej Babiš in June 2013, followed by the takeover of the Czech branch of Ringier by other Czech businessmen later that year. The first case in particular instigated immense discussion about the economic and ethical crisis facing Czech journalism since Babiš is also a powerful political figure (currently the Minister of Finance. In response, a significant number of leading, well-known journalists left media owned by big business and launched projects of quality or “slow” journalism which had until that point been merely discussed theoretically. This paper—based on the results of the Czech part of the Worlds of Journalism Study project—addresses the shift in the ways journalists perceive their roles and ethical responsibilities before and after the 2013 ownership changes. We also present the manner in which these changes are reflected in emerging media projects. It seems that those journalists not affected by the ownership change tend to view journalism ethics and the ability of journalism to exert power more seriously than before.
Full Text Available The paper is devoted to the question of ethnic affiliation of Macedonian Muslims in conditions of combined ethnical neighborhood. There are around ten settlements with Macedonian population in the Eastern part of the Republic of Albania (Mac. Golo Brdo, Alb. Golloborda. Five scientific researchers from St. Petersburg: Andrej Sobolev, Alexander Novik, Denis Ermolin, Maria Morozova and Alexandra Dugushina (Institute of Linguistic Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography and St. Petersburg State University had organized fieldwork in the villages Trebisht, Klenje, Ostren etc. in 2008-2010. The author puts into academic context a new description of almost unexplored Macedonian community. The data have been obtained during the fieldworks in Eastern Albania. In conditions of long-term neighborhood with other languages and religious denominations, the adapting mechanisms have worked out specific approaches to preserving ethnical identity and traditional culture, perceiving their value and necessity of translating to descendants. Materials of fieldwork include data about identity, language, culture of Macedonian community in different periods of the state of Albania (Osmanli time, Royal Albania, Enver Hoxha monism period, post-communist transition, modern republic. These expedition materials are archived in the Kunstkamera (Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The founds of the Museum have traditional clothes of Macedonian Muslims from Golo Brdo which are collected during the fieldworks 2008-2010
Full Text Available Ende 2012 hat das Zitty Magazin des Tagesspiegels seine Werbekampagne „Das ist so Berlin“ gestartet. Seither sind kleine rot-weiße Aufkleber mit dieser Aussage überall in der Stadt aufgetaucht, auf Mülleimern, U-Bahn-Schildern und Bushaltestellen. Zum Teil als Reaktion auf diese Kampagne, fragt diese kritische, bilinguale Rezension Was ist so Berlin? um die aktuellen Linien und Fragestellungen der Stadtforschung in Berlin zu diskutieren. Dazu werden die Berlin-Sitzungen zweier internationaler Tagungen des Jahres 2013 rezensiert, die Sitzungen der Jahreskonferenz der Association of American Geographers (Los Angeles 9-13 April und es Jahrestreffen des Research Committee 21 (Berlin 29-31, sowie der Sammelband – The Berlin Reader: A Compendium on Urban Change and Activism (Transcript, 2013, herausgegeben von Matthias Bernt, Britta Grell und Andrej Holm. Im Anschluss betont die Rezension die Notwendigkeit die Vorstellungen zu Berlin und Berlins exceptionalism, die in der Stadtforschung entwickelt werden, fortlaufend so zu beleuchten, dass eine pluralistische Rhetorik, die Position und Verantwortung von Forscher_innen und wissenschaftliche Forschungslücken, berücksichtigt werden.
Arsamas - 16 is the Russian counterpart to Los Alamos. It is the place where the Soviets have developed their atomic bomb and where Andrej Sacharov has been working on the hydrogen bomb. Since 1946, the Soviet gevernment has been sending the best of the best of the country's scientists and engineers to work at this top secret research center and join their forces in the nuclear arms race with the U.S.A. The author of the book has been among the first journalists ever to meet the leading heads (one woman among them) of the institute for an interview. His report offers insight into the life and personality of the scientists as well as the current situation of the institute, telling about the motivation and sense of responsibility of individual interview partners or the mental background and conception of themselves as an outstanding group of nuclear experts, or their view of the future with regard to specific topics such as the growing danger of nuclear accidents, the problems encountered in disarmament measures, or the exodus of experts and resulting problems. (orig.) [de
Full Text Available Ján Vilikovský’s synthesizing monograph Shakespeare u nás (2014 is a great study; however, it does not include the whole history of translations of Shakespeare’s dramas into the Slovak language. Slovak literary and theatre studies have not reflected this theme in relation to Slovak cultural exile after the year 1945. In the present contribution, the author completes the mentioned monograph by Vilikovský, he adds and deals especially with translations written in exile by Andrej Žarnov and Karol Strmeň. He pays special attention to the fragments of translations of Shakespeare’s dramas found as a manuscript in the inheritance left after the tragic death of their author Karol Strmeň. The author reconstructs the fragments and then analyses and compares them with relevant Slovak and Czech translations of Shakespeare’s works. As a result of this study, it can be concluded that the translations by Strmeň written in a modern, cultivated, although slightly archaic Slovak language would have achieved an important position in the history of Slovak translations of Shakespeare’s drama if they had been published.
Paul, Sonja; Ammann, Christof; Alewell, Christine; Leifeld, Jens
Peatlands serve as important carbon sinks. Globally, more than 30% of the soil organic carbon is stored in organic soils, although they cover only 3% of the land surface. The agricultural use of organic soils usually requires drainage thereby transforming these soils from a net carbon sink into a net source. Currently, about 2 to 3 Gt CO2 are emitted world-wide from degrading organic soils (Joosten 2011; Parish et al. 2008) which is ca. 5% of the total anthropogenic emissions. Besides these CO2 emissions, the resulting subsidence of drained peat soils during agricultural use requires that drainage system are periodically renewed and finally to use pumping systems after progressive subsidence. In Switzerland, the Seeland region is characterised by fens which are intensively used for agriculture since 1900. The organic layer is degrading and subsequently getting shallower and the underlying mineral soil, as lake marl or loam, is approaching the surface. The questions arises for how long and under which land use practises and costs these soils can be cultivated in the near future. The study site was under crop rotation until 2009 when it was converted to extensively used grassland with the water regime still being regulated. The soil is characterised by a degraded organic horizon of 40 to 70 cm. Since December 2014 we are measuring the carbon exchange of this grassland using the Eddy-Covariance method. For 2015, the carbon balance indicates that the degraded fen is a strong carbon source, with approximately 500 g C m-2 a-1. The carbon balance is dominated by CO2 emissions and harvest. Methane emissions are negligible. With the gained emission factors different future scenarios are evaluated for the current cultivation practise of organic soils in central Switzerland. Joosten, H., 2011: Neues Geld aus alten Mooren: Über die Erzeugung von Kohlenstoffzertifikaten aus Moorwiedervernässungen. Telma Beiheft 4, 183-202. Parish, F., A. Sirin, D. Charman, H. Joosten, T
Herman, Michal Wladyslaw; Cabellos De Francisco, Oscar; Trkov, Andrej; Bauge, Eric; Conlin, Jeremy Lloyd; Ignatyuk, Anatoly V.; Mcnabb, Dennis P.; Palmiotti, Giuseppe; Grudzevich, Oleg T.; Mattoon, Caleb; Brown, David; Chadwick, Mark; Roubtsov, Danila; Iwamoto, Osamu; Kahler, Albert C.; Diez De La Obra, Carlos Javier; Qian, Jing; Wu, Haicheng; Ruan, Xichao; Sobes, Vladimir; Rearden, Bradley T.; Yokoyama, Kenji; Schillebeeckx, Peter; Kodeli, Ivan-Alexander; Plompen, Arjan; White, Morgan C.; Leal, Luiz Carlos; Fiorito, Luca; Danon, Yaron; Romain, Pascal; Dunn, Michael; Zerovnik, Gasper; Morillon, Benjamin; Jacqmin, Robert
-10: Trial evaluation and validation of the U-235 Data in Thermal and keV Energy Region (Haicheng WU); - SG40-11: Evaluation of 238 U+n in the resonance region (Peter SCHILLEBEECKX); - SG40-12: CEA actinide evaluations (Pascal ROMAIN and Benjamin MORILLON); - SG40-13: 235 U and 239 Pu resonance analyses (Luiz LEAL); - SG40-14: IAEA/ORNL/Geel 235,8 U evaluations and data testing (Andrej TRKOV); - SG40-15: Data testing of CIELO files with NDaST (Ian HILL); - SG40-16: Validation of CIELO iron evaluation against SINBAD benchmark experiments (Ivan-Alexander KODELI); - SG40-17: Update on CIELO Related Nuclear Data Measurements at the Gaerttner LINAC Center at RPI (Yaron DANON); B -Joint Session SG39+SG40: - SG39-15: Status of SG39 activity and perspectives of potential interest for CIELO (Masimo SALVATORES); - SG39-16: Extended adjustment with a wider integral experiment data base (Guiseppe PALMIOTTI); - SG39-17: Continuous energy adjustments: a potential breakthrough (Manuele AUFIERO); - SG39-18: Adjustment of U, Pu and Fe cross-sections based on k-eff, β-eff and shielding benchmark experiments (Lucijan PLEVNIK); - SG39-19: Overview of Cielo progress as it pertains to collaborations with SG39 (Mark CHADWICK); - SG39-20: Summarizing Cielo data testing (Andrej TRKOV). A template for CIELO Nuclear Data Sheets is given in appendix
, Asia and beyond. Acta Linguistica Asiatica will, following Roman Jakobson’s saying, “Linguista sum, linguistici nihil a me alienum puto”, cover all the subject areas and theoretical approaches pertaining to theoretical and applied research on Asian languages. An international editorial board takes care of the research quality of the journal. The contents of the first issue reflect this orientation and openness. Three papers deal with various aspects of the role played by language in the process of modernization during and after Meiji Japan, i.e., The Relation Between the View on the Language and Educational Ideology in the Early Meiji Period in Japan Through the Discourse of Regionalism by Ichimiya Yufuko, Towards Theoretical Approach to the Understanding of Language Ideologies in Post-Meiji Japan by Luka Culiberg, and Images of Pre-WW II: National Language Policies as Reflected in the Field of “National Language Studies” Itself by Andrej Bekeš. Another focus of interest is philological, represented by two papers. One is Morphology and Syntax in Holes and Scratches: The Latest Stage of Kugyol Research, an interesting research on kugyol, a system devised to facilitate reading Chinese Buddhist texts in Korean, by Lee Yong. The other,The Typology of Āmreḍita Compounds in the Ṛgveda by Tamara Ditrich, investigates āmreḍita compounds in the Ṛgveda, a type of coordinative nominal constructions, closely related to dvandva compounds. Finally, this issue is concluded with the article Collocational Relations in Japanese Language Textbooks and Computer-assisted Language Learning Resources, by Irena Srdanović and deals with the teaching of collocations in modern Japanese, based on corpora. Andrej Bekeš University of Ljubljana and University of Tsukuba April 23, 2011
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Full Text Available In the 1940s the Drama Company of the Slovak National Theatre introduced four poetry productions, which demonstrated the stage potential of the symbiosis of verse and a music-accompanied recitation in an original stage design solution. The single presentation of poetry of Poézia revolúcie a boja [The Poetry of Revolution and Fight, 1945] directed by Ján Jamnický and Pásmo poézie Janka Jesenského [The Show of Poetry by Janko Jesenský, 1946] directed by Jozef Budský were the first independent attempts at staging selected poetry. Besides recitation, they were dominated by the visual sign, powerful music sometimes accompanied by the singing of individuals and a voice band, and distinctive lighting design. Botto’s Smrť Jánošíkova [The Death of Jánošík] and Sládkovič’s Marína (both in 1948 directed by Jozef Budský displayed all features of synthetic theatre, combining recitation, voice band singing, scenic and visual solutions, metaphor, originally composed music inspired by the folk song, dance, film screening, and meaningful lighting. Jozef Budský indirectly built on Czech theatre, particularly on E. F. Burian. Both masterpieces by the authors of Štúr’s generation (Ján Botto, Andrej Sládkovič aroused the interest of the expert public and the audience. It triggered arguments about excessive directorial intervention and insufficient ideological character, especially in the theatre form of Marína.
Erickson, Mary; Engle, Scott G.; Wells, Mark
Cepheid Variable Stars, which are located on the Instability Strip of the Hertzsprung-Russel Diagram, can be used as “standard candle” distance markers (Fiorentino 2007). This came about after the discovery of the Period-Luminosity Relationship (the Leavitt Law), and they have since become a cornerstone of the Cosmic Distance Scale and are helping to further refine the Hubble Constant. Cepheids will cross the Instability Strip, either in a “redward” (cooler) or “blueward” (hotter) direction depending on the stage in which the Cepheid is evolving (Neilson 2012). While Cepheids were originally believed to have regular periods, many are now known to have varying periods, dating back to Eddington (1919). Therefore, Cepheids must be closely monitored in order to deduce where these period variations are coming from - either from inside the star itself or from some outside source. Determining period changes in Cepheids can reveal important information (e.g. evolutionary states, potential companions, etc.).Photometric data were taken for two Cepheids from two different sources and analyzed. The Cepheids in question are AA Gem and BB Gem, both located in the Gemini constellation. Data for these two stars were taken from the All Sky Automated Survey (ASAS) and from the Robotically Controlled Telescope (RCT) at Kitt Peak National Observatory, on which Villanova has guaranteed access. ASAS observes automatically each clear night, and has done so for several years, making it an excellent source for obtaining Cepheid data. The RCT telescope also operates automatically, observing from a preset target list, and achieves a much higher precision than ASAS can. Multi-aperture photometry was performed on the AA Gem and BB Gem RCT images, in Astroimagej. The data were then separated into different seasons, and Fourier fits were applied to the light curves in Kephem (written by Andrej Prša and collaborators). These results were then analyzed via the Hertzsprung Method to
Since the previous newsletter there has been a major effort to restore the functioning of the NDS web pages and to ensure that users have access to the full range of services. This has essentially been achieved and in the process several applications such as IBANDL and LiveChart have been rewritten to improve security and functionality. Although the move of servers from the IAEA data centre to the 'cloud' is transparent to users, the actual availability has recently become superior to what could have been pro- vided on the IAEA network. Automated procedures ensure that the site is updated regularly. While a few niggles remain, we are proud of the service we can now provide. Parts of the webpage are mirrored on sites in India, and recently China, giving flexibility to the many users in these two regions. Another achievement has been the release of an Android app, Isotope Browser, suitable for tablets and smartphones which provides summary information on over 4,000 nuclides. While information from this app is not in the detail available in LiveChart, it is suitable as a summary reference when no internet access is possible or where it is slow. Please visit http://play.google.com/store/apps and search for 'isotope browser' to be able to see all the features available and if you have an Android device, to download the app. There have been several recent staff changes, Rosalinda Rangel Alvarez became the Section Secretary and Andras Vasaros becoming the IT Systems Engineer. Andrej Trkov has been confirmed as a new member of the Nuclear Data Development Unit and we expect him to start in the New Year
Senior international nuclear safety and radiation protection experts today concluded an eight-day International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) mission to review the regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety at the Slovenian Nuclear Safety Administration (SNSA). The team reviewed measures taken to address the recommendations and suggestions made during an earlier Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) mission conducted in 2011. The IRRS team said in its preliminary findings that Slovenia had made significant progress since the review in 2011. The team identified a good practice in the country's nuclear regulatory system additional to those identified in 2011 and made new recommendations and suggestions to SNSA and the Government to strengthen the effectiveness of the country's regulatory framework in line with IAEA Safety Standards. ''By hosting a follow-up mission, Slovenia demonstrated its commitment to enhance its regulatory programmes, including by implementing the recommendations of the 2011 mission,'' said Petr Krs, mission leader and Vice Chairman of the Czech Republic's State Office for Nuclear Safety. SNSA's Director, Andrej Stritar, welcomed the progress noted by the team, while also emphasizing that the mission highlighted important future nuclear safety challenges for Slovenia. The five-member review team, comprising experts from Belgium, the Czech Republic, France and Romania, as well as four IAEA staff members, conducted the mission at the request of the Slovenian Government from 9 to 16 September 2014. The main observations of the IRRS Review team included the following: SNSA has made significant progress in addressing the findings of the 2011 IRRS mission and has demonstrated commitment to effective implementation of the IRRS programme; The economic situation in Slovenia might in the short and long term affect SNSA's ability to maintain its capacity and competence; and A radioactive waste disposal project is stalled and the licensing
The 7th EEIGM Conference on Advanced Materials Research (AMR 2013) was held at Luleå University of Technology on the 21-22 March 2013 in Luleå, SWEDEN. This conference is intended as a meeting place for researchers involved in the EEIGM programme, in the 'Erasmus Mundus' Advanced Materials Science and Engineering Master programme (AMASE) and the 'Erasmus Mundus' Doctoral Programme in Materials Science and Engineering (DocMASE). This is great opportunity to present their on-going research in the various fields of Materials Science and Engineering, exchange ideas, strengthen co-operation as well as establish new contacts. More than 60 participants representing six countries attended the meeting, in total 26 oral talks and 19 posters were presented during two days. This issue of IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering presents a selection of articles from EEIGM-7 conference. Following tradition from previous EEIGM conferences, it represents the interdisciplinary nature of Materials Science and Engineering. The papers presented in this issue deal not only with basic research but also with applied problems of materials science. The presented topics include theoretical and experimental investigations on polymer composite materials (synthetic and bio-based), metallic materials and ceramics, as well as nano-materials of different kind. Special thanks should be directed to the senior staff of Division of Materials Science at LTU who agreed to review submitted papers and thus ensured high scientific level of content of this collection of papers. The following colleagues participated in the review process: Professor Lennart Walström, Professor Roberts Joffe, Professor Janis Varna, Associate Professor Marta-Lena Antti, Dr Esa Vuorinen, Professor Aji Mathew, Professor Alexander Soldatov, Dr Andrejs Purpurs, Dr Yvonne Aitomäki, Dr Robert Pederson. Roberts Joffe October 2013, Luleå Conference photograph EEIGM7 conference participants, 22 March 2013 The PDF
Full Text Available Alena Furdová,1 Miron Sramka,2 Andrej Thurzo,3 Adriana Furdová3 1Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Comenius University, 2Department of Stereotactic Radiosurgery, St Elisabeth Cancer Inst and St Elisabeth University College of Health and Social Work, 3Department of Simulation and Virtual Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovak Republic Objective: The objective of this study was to determine the use of 3D printed model of an eye with intraocular tumor for linear accelerator-based stereotactic radiosurgery.Methods: The software for segmentation (3D Slicer created virtual 3D model of eye globe with tumorous mass based on tissue density from computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging data. A virtual model was then processed in the slicing software (Simplify3D® and printed on 3D printer using fused deposition modeling technology. The material that was used for printing was polylactic acid.Results: In 2015, stereotactic planning scheme was optimized with the help of 3D printed model of the patient’s eye with intraocular tumor. In the period 2001–2015, a group of 150 patients with uveal melanoma (139 choroidal melanoma and 11 ciliary body melanoma were treated. The median tumor volume was 0.5 cm3 (0.2–1.6 cm3. The radiation dose was 35.0 Gy by 99% of dose volume histogram.Conclusion: The 3D printed model of eye with tumor was helpful in planning the process to achieve the optimal scheme for irradiation which requires high accuracy of defining the targeted tumor mass and critical structures. Keywords: 3D printing, uveal melanoma, stereotactic radiosurgery, linear accelerator, intraocular tumor, stereotactic planning scheme
Full Text Available Introduction The symptomatology of transcortical motor aphasia (TMA or dynamic aphasia (Luria & Tsvetkova, 1970 allows the clinician to investigate “the particularly interesting stage in transition from initial thought to final verbal expression” and “to study in pure form the lack of speech initiative” (Rubens, 1976,p. 302. The symptoms described in the literature include: difficulty initiating speech, limited spontaneous speech, intact repetition, good auditory comprehension. In contrast, agrammatic sentence production is associated with Broca’s aphasia. Language data from a participant presenting with TMA and also agrammatic symptoms who showed a good recovery are analyzed. The aim of this presentation is to tease apart the observed language features to arrive at a better understanding of the nature of specific symptoms and their impact on language processing. Methods Participant GS: a 17-year-old carpenter’s apprentice, suffered a massive stroke. A complete occlusion of the left anterior-cerebral-artery was diagnosed. Procedure From 4 weeks to 10 months post onset GS was administered standardized language tests and tasks covering all linguistic levels. A matched control person (MH was also tested. Results Selected results and examples are given in Table 1. GS’s initiation of spontaneously produced speech is captured by his slow rate of production and verbal output for texts in comparison to control MH. As shown in Table 1, specific syntactic features showed impairment. At six months his aphasia had evolved into a mild impairment. Discussion The utterances produced by a classical TMA patient are usually grammatical. In part, this applies to G.S. However, he also reveals the following difficulties: simplification of syntactic structure, substitutions and omissions of articles, frequent omission of prepositions, verb agreement and selection errors, and reversal of subject and object noun phrases various sentence and discourse
Full Text Available A growing body of work suggests that processing hierarchical structure in language and in music rely on shared systems (review: Slevc, 2012, however this conclusion is tempered by neuropsychological dissociations between linguistic and musical processing (i.e., aphasia and amusia; review: Peretz, 2006. An influential reconciliation comes from Patel’s (2003 shared syntactic integration resource hypothesis (SSIRH, which suggests that evidence for shared processes reflect reliance on shared syntactic integration processes whereas dissociations result from damage to domain-specific syntactic representations. The SSIRH thus predicts that patients with deficits in the processing of linguistic syntax–such as agrammatic aphasics–should show parallel deficits in musical structural (harmonic processing. This prediction is countered by findings of impaired harmonic processing in patients with (apparently spared linguistic syntactic processing (e.g., Sammler et al., 2011, however evidence for the opposite dissociation–preserved harmonic processing in agrammatic aphasia–is lacking. While there are reports of preserved musical abilities despite global aphasia (Basso & Capitani, 1985 or severe Wernicke’s aphasia (Luria, Tsvetkova, & Futer, 1965, of preserved reading and writing of music in the face of alexia and agraphia (Signoret et al., 1987, and of preserved musical sound naming in the face of severe anomia (Tzortzis et al., 2000, no study (to our knowledge has demonstrated preserved musical structural processing in an agrammatic patient. In addition, at least one group of agrammatic aphasics did not show normal effects of harmonic priming, and showed a relationship between accuracy on acceptability judgments in language and in music (Patel et al., 2008. Here, we report a detailed analysis of structural processing in language and in music in HV, a 63 year-old native English-speaking female musician who sustained a left peri-Sylvian stroke. She
Kravchenko, Irina; Sukhacheva, Marina; Menko, Ekaterina; Sirin, Andrey
Northern peatlands are one of the key sources of atmospheric methane. Process-based studies of methane dynamic are based on the hypothesis of the balance between microbial methane production and oxidation, but this doesn't explain all variations in and constraints on peatland CH4 emissions. One of the reasons for this discrepancy could be anaerobic methane oxidation (AOM) - the process which is still poorly studied and remained controversial. Very little is known about AOM in peatlands, where it could work as an important 'internal' sink for CH4. This lack of knowledge primarily originated from researchers who generally consider AOM quantitatively insignificant or even non-existent in northern peatland ecosystems. But not far ago, Smemo and Yavitt (2007) presented evidence for AOM in freshwater peatlands used indirect techniques including isotope dilution assays and selective methanogenic inhibitors. Nitrite-dependent anaerobic methane oxidation NC10 group bacteria (n-damo) were detected in a minerotrophic peatland in the Netherlands that is infiltrated by nitrate-rich ground water (Zhu et al., 2012). Present study represents the first, to our knowledge, characterization of AOM in human disturbed peatlands, including hydrological elements of artificial drainage network. The experiments were conducted with samples of peat from drained peatlands, as well as of water and bottom sediments of ditches from drained Dubnensky mire massif, Moscow region (Chistotin et al., 2006; Sirin et al., 2012). This is the key testing area of our research group in European part of Russia for the long-term greenhouse gases fluxes measurements supported by testing physicochemical parameters, intensity and genomic diversity of CH4-cycling microbial communities. Only in sediments of drainage ditches the transition anaerobic zone was found, where methane and nitrate occurred, suggested the possible ecological niche for n-damo bacteria. The NC10 group methanotrophs were analyzed by PCR
Full Text Available Mukta Kulkarni,1,* Ajda Flašker,1,* Maruša Lokar,1 Katjuša Mrak-Poljšak,2 Anca Mazare,3 Andrej Artenjak,4 Saša Čučnik,2 Slavko Kralj,5 Aljaž Velikonja,1 Patrik Schmuki,3 Veronika Kralj-Iglič,6 Snezna Sodin-Semrl,2,7 Aleš Iglič11Laboratory of Biophysics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia; 2Department of Rheumatology, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia; 3Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Erlangen Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany; 4Sandoz Biopharmaceuticals Mengeš, Lek Pharmaceuticals dd, Menges, Slovenia; 5Department for Materials Synthesis, Institute Jožef Stefan (IJS, Ljubljana, Slovenia; 6Faculty of Health Studies, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia; 7Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Science and Information Technology, University of Primorska, Koper, Slovenia *These authors contributed equally to this workAbstract: Titanium and titanium alloys are considered to be one of the most applicable materials in medical devices because of their suitable properties, most importantly high corrosion resistance and the specific combination of strength with biocompatibility. In order to improve the biocompatibility of titanium surfaces, the current report initially focuses on specifying the topography of titanium dioxide (TiO2 nanotubes (NTs by electrochemical anodization. The zeta potential (ζ-potential of NTs showed a negative value and confirmed the agreement between the measured and theoretically predicted dependence of ζ-potential on salt concentration, whereby the absolute value of ζ-potential diminished with increasing salt concentrations. We investigated binding of various plasma proteins with different sizes and charges using the bicinchoninic acid assay and immunofluorescence microscopy. Results showed effective and comparatively higher protein binding to NTs with 100 nm diameters (compared to 50 or 15 nm. We also showed a dose
Full Text Available With this volume, Acta Linguistica Asiatica is entering its 3rd year. After the second half of last year, focusing on research in “Lexicography of Japanese as a Second/Foreign Language” we begin this year with selection of papers covering various perspectives and languages, from South Asian Languages, via Indian subcontinent and China all the way to Japan. The first paper, by Pritha CHANDRA and Anindita SAHOO, entitled Passives in South Asian Languages, discusses continuum of passive constructions, spreading over three language families , Indo-Aryan (Oriya, Dravidian (Malayalam and Austro-Asiatic (Kharia, and forming a kind of sprachbund, based on a generalized notion of passive. This approach also shows that Tibeto-Burman languages such as Meitei and Ao also can be said to have passives. The second paper, by Kalyanamalini Sahoo, entitled Politeness Strategies in Odia, discusses the conceptual basis for politnesess strategies in Odia (spelled also Oriya as in the first paper, pointing out inadequacy of Brown and Levinson’s model of politness, and proposing a new, “community of practice” based model of politeness for Odia. The next two papers deal with neologisms in Chinese language. Lin Ming-chang in his paper A New Perspective on the Creation of Neologisms focuses on the language user’s psychological requirements for devising neologisms, and therefore proposes a new research perspective towards the reasons for devising neologisms. Mateja Petrovčič in her paper The Fifth Milestone in the Development of Chinese Language investigates the structure and features of neologisms in the last century. The author suggests that the widening gap between rich and poor should be considered as the fifth milestone for changes in Chinese language. In the fifth paper, We Have It too: A Strategy Which Helps to Grasp the Japanese Writing System for Students from Outside of the Chinese Character Cultural Zone, the author, Andrej Bekeš, argues for
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Full Text Available Inês Santos Ferreira,1 Ana F Bettencourt,1 Lídia MD Gonçalves,1 Stefanie Kasper,2 Bertrand Bétrisey,3 Judith Kikhney,2 Annette Moter,2 Andrej Trampuz,4 António J Almeida1 1Research Institute for Medicines (iMed.ULisboa, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal; 2Biofilmcenter, German Heart Institute Berlin, Berlin, Germany; 3Infectious Diseases Service, Department of Medicine, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne, Switzerland; 4Center for Musculoskeletal Surgery, Charité – University Medicine Berlin, Berlin, Germany Abstract: The aim of the present study was to develop novel daptomycin-loaded poly-epsilon-caprolactone (PCL microparticles with enhanced antibiofilm activity against mature biofilms of clinically relevant bacteria, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA and polysaccharide intercellular adhesin-positive Staphylococcus epidermidis. Daptomycin was encapsulated into PCL microparticles by a double emulsion-solvent evaporation method. For comparison purposes, formulations containing vancomycin were also prepared. Particle morphology, size distribution, encapsulation efficiency, surface charge, thermal behavior, and in vitro release were assessed. All formulations exhibited a spherical morphology, micrometer size, and negative surface charge. From a very early time stage, the released concentrations of daptomycin and vancomycin were higher than the minimal inhibitory concentration and continued so up to 72 hours. Daptomycin presented a sustained release profile with increasing concentrations of the drug being released up to 72 hours, whereas the release of vancomycin stabilized at 24 hours. The antibacterial activity of the microparticles was assessed by isothermal microcalorimetry against planktonic and sessile MRSA and S. epidermidis. Regarding planktonic bacteria, daptomycin-loaded PCL microparticles presented the highest antibacterial activity against both strains. Isothermal
Full Text Available Martin Plencner,1,2,* Barbora East,3,* Zbynek Tonar,4 Martin Otáhal,5 Eva Prosecká,1,2 Michala Rampichová,2,6 Tomáš Krejčí,3 Andrej Litvinec,2,7 Matej Buzgo,2,6 Andrea Míčková,1,2,6 Alois Nečas,8 Jirí Hoch,3 Evžen Amler1,2,9 1Institute of Biophysics, Second Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague, Prague, 2Laboratory of Tissue Engineering, Institute of Experimental Medicine, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, 3Department of Surgery, Second Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague, Prague, 4Biomedical Centre, Faculty of Medicine in Pilsen, Charles University in Prague, Pilsen, 5Department of Anatomy and Biomechanics, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Charles University in Prague, Prague, 6University Center for Energy Efficient Buildings, Czech Technical University in Prague, Buštehrad, 7Department of Breeding and Zoohygiene of Laboratory Animals, Institute of Physiology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, 8Department of Surgery and Orthopedics, Small Animal Clinic, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Science Brno, Central European Institute of Technology, Brno, 9Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, Kladno, Czech Republic *These authors contributed equally to this work Abstract: Incisional hernia affects up to 20% of patients after abdominal surgery. Unlike other types of hernia, its prognosis is poor, and patients suffer from recurrence within 10 years of the operation. Currently used hernia-repair meshes do not guarantee success, but only extend the recurrence-free period by about 5 years. Most of them are nonresorbable, and these implants can lead to many complications that are in some cases life-threatening. Electrospun nanofibers of various polymers have been used as tissue scaffolds and have been explored extensively in the last decade, due to their low cost and good biocompatibility. Their
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Bardhan, Davide Bigoni, Andrej Cherkaev, Hikaru Kawamura, Subhasish Mazumder, Srutarshi Pradhan, Jacques Prost, Sriram Ramaswamy, Ping Sheng, Asok K Sen) were unable to contribute to this proceedings volume; on the other hand, although Kamal could not participate in the symposium, he contributed to the proceedings volume. We are grateful to Lucilla de Arcangelis, Kamal K Bardhan, Abhik Basu, Jayanta K Bhattacharjee, Andrej Cherkaev, Yilong Han, Alex Hansen, Takahiro Hatano, Esin Inan, Hikaru Kawamura, Pradeep K Mohanty, Akio Nakahara, Surajit Sengupta, Ping Sheng, Sujata Tarafdar and Uwe Tauber for reviewing the papers submitted to this proceedings volume. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the members of the organizing committee and acknowledge the financial support received from the Centre for Applied Mathematics and Computational Science, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata. We look forward to meeting you all at the next event in this series, CMDS 13, to be held in 2014/2015 in Utah, USA. Bikas K ChakrabartiChairman of CMDS 12Kolkata, 8 August 2011 Editors of the proceedings Abhik Basu email@example.comBikas K Chakrabarti firstname.lastname@example.orgAnjan Kumar Chandra email@example.comSaha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Sector-I, Block - AF, Bidhannagar, Kolkata 700064, India
framework model are interpreted seismic lines, 3d-models can be generated either in time or in depth domain. Some partners will build their 3d-model in time domain and convert it after finishing to depth. Other participants will transform seismic information first and will model directly in depth domain. To ensure comparability between the different parts transnational velocity models for time-depth conversion are required at an early stage of the project. The exchange of model geometries, topology, and geo-scientific content will be achieved applying an appropriate cyberinfrastructure called GST. It provides functionalities to ensure semantic and technical interoperability. Within the project GeoMol a web server for the dissemination of 3d geological models will be implemented including an administrative interface for the role-based access, real-time transformation of country-specific coordinate systems and a web visualisation features. The project GeoMol is co-funded by the Alpine Space Program as part of the European Territorial Cooperation 2007-2013. The project integrates partners from Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Slovenia and Switzerland and runs from September 2012 to June 2015. Further information on www.geomol.eu. The GeoMol 3D-modelling team: Roland Baumberger (swisstopo), Magdalena Bottig (GBA), Alessandro Cagnoni (RLB), Laure Capar (BRGM), Renaud Couëffé (BRGM), Chiara D'Ambrogi (ISPRA), Chrystel Dezayes (BRGM), Gerold Diepolder (LfU BY), Charlotte Fehn (LGRB), Sunseare Gabalda (BRGM), Gregor Götzl (GBA), Andrej Lapanje (GeoZS), Fabio Carlo Molinari (RER-SGSS), Edgar Nitsch (LGRB), Robert Pamer (LfU BY), Sebastian Pfleiderer (GBA), Marco Pantaloni (ISPRA), Uta Schulz (LfU BY), Günter Sokol (LGRB), Gunther Wirsing (LGRB), Heiko Zumsprekel (LGRB)
Full Text Available V rokoch 1750 - 1754 bratislavský rodák Andrej Segner robil v Nemecku pokusy s vodnou reaktívnou turbínou, ktorá bola po òom nazvaná Segnerovým kolesom. Segnerovo koleso zdokonalil Leonhard Euler, ktorý zostrojil primitívnu turbínu. Táto nala aj menie praktické uplatnenie. Bratislavský vynálezca Wolfgang Kempelen (1734-1804 priiel na mylienku vyui Segnerovo koleso na èerpanie banských vôd v tých baniach, kde je málo pohonnej vody, ale dostatoène vysoký vodný spád. Na tento úèel bola vhodná v banskotiavnickej rudnej oblasti najmä achta Michal v Hodrui, ktorej dno pod úrovòou Dediènej tôlne cisára Frantika bolo treba odvodni a achtu prehåbi o 116,32 m v súvislosti s razením Dediènej tôlne cisára Jozefa II. Táto tôlòa, v súèasnosti nazývaná Voznická dedièná tôlòa, sa razila v rokoch 1782-1878 na odvodnenie baní v banskotiavnickom rudnom revíre. Èerpacie zariadenie (obr.1, poháòané Segnerovým kolesom, projekène pre achtu Michal pripravil hlavný strojný majster Jozef Chenot. Menovaný bol poverený zabezpeèi i výrobu a montá stroja. [1, 2]. Dozorom nad stavbou reaktívneho èerpacieho stroja poverili 10. mája 1816 profesora Banskej akadémie v Banskej tiavnici, Jozefa Schitku, spolu s banskými radcami J. N. Langom z Hanstadtu a Frantikom Hellom. Po uvedení do chodu sa mal èerpací stroj 14 dní pozorova a jeho výkonnos porovna s vodnoståpcovými èerpacími strojmi. O výsledku meraní sa mala poda správa Dvorskej komore vo Viedni.
Full Text Available Matjaž Špan,1 Gregor Geršak,2 Sandrine C Millasseau,3 Marko Meža,4 Andrej Košir4 1Cardiovascular Department, Izola General Hospital, Izola, 2Laboratory of Metrology and Quality, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia; 3Pulse Wave Consulting, Saint Leu La Foret, France; 4Faculty of Electrical Engineering, User-adapted Communication and Ambient Intelligence Lab, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia Abstract: In occidental countries, peripheral arterial disease (PAD is an important health issue; however, most subjects are asymptomatic (~50% and therefore undiagnosed and untreated. Current guidelines recommend screening for PAD in primary care setting using ankle brachial index (ABI in all patients with cardiovascular risks. This is, however, not performed strictly because the standard Doppler method is cumbersome and time-consuming. Here, we evaluate the accuracy and reproducibility of ABI measurements obtained by an improved automated oscillometric device, the MESI ABPI MD® device, and the standard Doppler method. ABI was measured in random order in a general practice with Doppler probes by two operators separately (ABI_dop and twice with the MESI ABPI MD device (ABI_mesi. ABI_dop was calculated dividing the highest systolic blood pressure from both tibial and dorsalis pedis arteries by the highest systolic blood pressure of both brachial arteries. ABI_mesi was obtained automatically with simultaneous measurements on three extremities. According to ABI_dop, PAD was present in 10% of the 136 screened subjects (68.2±7.4 years. Interoperator coefficient of variation was 5.5% for ABI_dop, while the intrasubject coefficient of variation for ABI_mesi was 3.0%. ABI_mesi was correlated with ABI_dop (R=0.61, P<0.0001. The difference between the two techniques was 0.06±0.14 with ABI_mesi providing slightly higher values (P<0.0001 and negligible bias across the range (R=0.19, P<0.0001. Therefore, ABI
Gruntorad, Jan; Lokajicek, Milos
The 17th International Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics (CHEP) was held on 21-27 March 2009 in Prague, Czech Republic. CHEP is a major series of international conferences for physicists and computing professionals from the worldwide High Energy and Nuclear Physics community, Computer Science, and Information Technology. The CHEP conference provides an international forum to exchange information on computing experience and needs for the community, and to review recent, ongoing and future activities. Recent conferences were held in Victoria, Canada 2007, Mumbai, India in 2006, Interlaken, Switzerland in 2004, San Diego, USA in 2003, Beijing, China in 2001, Padua, Italy in 2000. The CHEP'09 conference had 600 attendees with a program that included plenary sessions of invited oral presentations, a number of parallel sessions comprising 200 oral and 300 poster presentations, and an industrial exhibition. We thanks all the presenters, for the excellent scientific content of their contributions to the conference. Conference tracks covered topics on Online Computing, Event Processing, Software Components, Tools and Databases, Hardware and Computing Fabrics, Grid Middleware and Networking Technologies, Distributed Processing and Analysis and Collaborative Tools. The conference included excursions to Prague and other Czech cities and castles and a banquet held at the Zofin palace in Prague. The next CHEP conference will be held in Taipei, Taiwan on 18-22 October 2010. We would like thank the Ministry of Education Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic and the EU ACEOLE project for the conference support, further to commercial sponsors, the International Advisory Committee, the Local Organizing Committee members representing the five collaborating Czech institutions Jan Gruntorad (co-chair), CESNET, z.s.p.o., Prague Andrej Kugler, Nuclear Physics Institute AS CR v.v.i., Rez Rupert Leitner, Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Mathematics and
Herman, Michal Wladyslaw; Cabellos De Francisco, Oscar; Beck, Bret; Ignatyuk, Anatoly V.; Palmiotti, Giuseppe; Grudzevich, Oleg T.; Salvatores, Massimo; Chadwick, Mark; Pelloni, Sandro; Diez De La Obra, Carlos Javier; Wu, Haicheng; Sobes, Vladimir; Rearden, Bradley T.; Yokoyama, Kenji; Hursin, Mathieu; Penttila, Heikki; Kodeli, Ivan-Alexander; Plevnik, Lucijan; Plompen, Arjan; Gabrielli, Fabrizio; Leal, Luiz Carlos; Aufiero, Manuele; Fiorito, Luca; Hummel, Andrew; Siefman, Daniel; Leconte, Pierre
UQ work for the VENUS-F facility using the SANDY code (Luca FIORITO); - KIT and INL Results of the NEA/EGIEMAM-II Calculation Benchmark on Low Void SFR Burner Core (Fabrizio GABRIELLI); - KIT and INL Results of the NEA/EGIEMAM-II Benchmark problems for TRU's central fission rate ratios of FCA-IX assemblies (Fabrizio GABRIELLI); - PROTEUS FDWR-II (HCLWR) program Contribution to SG-39 (M. Hursin); D - Adjustments: - Adjustment of U, Pu and Fe cross-sections based on k-eff, β-eff and shielding benchmark experiments (Lucijan PLEVNIK); - Extended adjustment using a wider integral data base (Guiseppe PALMIOTTI); - Sensitivity and Uncertainty Enhancements in SCALE 6.2 (Bradley T. Rearden); E - Joint Session SG39+SG40: - Status of SG39 activity and perspectives of potential interest for CIELO (Massimo SALVATORES); - Extended adjustment with a wider integral experiment data base (Guiseppe PALMIOTTI); - Continuous energy adjustments: a potential breakthrough (Manuele AUFIERO); - Adjustment of U, Pu and Fe cross-sections based on k-eff, β-eff and shielding benchmark experiments (Lucijan PLEVNIK); - Overview of Cielo progress as it pertains to collaborations with SG39 (Mark CHADWICK); - Summarizing Cielo data testing (Andrej TRKOV)
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Russia A Olchev, E Novenko, O Desherevskaya, K Krasnorutskaya and J Kurbatova The effects of climate, permafrost and fire on vegetation change in Siberia in a changing climate N M Tchebakova, E Parfenova and A J Soja An image-based inventory of the spatial structure of West Siberian wetlands A Peregon, S Maksyutov and Y Yamagata Modeling of the carbon dioxide fluxes in European Russia peat bogs J Kurbatova, C Li, F Tatarinov, A Varlagin, N Shalukhina and A Olchev Feedbacks of windthrow for Norway spruce and Scots pine stands under changing climate O Panferov, C Doering, E Rauch, A Sogachev and B Ahrends Reconstruction and prediction of climate and vegetation change in the Holocene in the Altai-Sayan mountains, Central Asia N M Tchebakova, T A Blyakharchuk and E I Parfenova Simulating the effects of soil organic nitrogen and grazing on arctic tundra vegetation dynamics on the Yamal Peninsula, Russia Qin Yu, Howard Epstein and Donald Walker Possible decline of the carbon sink in the Mongolian Plateau during the 21st century Y Lu, Q Zhuang, G Zhou, A Sirin, J Melillo and D Kicklighter The frequency of forest fires in Scots pine stands of Tuva, Russia G A Ivanova, V A Ivanov, E A Kukavskaya and A J Soja Lateral extension in Sphagnum mires along the southern margin of the boreal region, Western Siberia A Peregon, M Uchida and Y Yamagata Evaluating the sensitivity of Eurasian forest biomass to climate change using a dynamic vegetation model J K Shuman and H H Shugart Studies of socioeconomic processes in Northern Eurasia Comparing patterns of ecosystem service consumption and perceptions of range management between ethnic herders in Inner Mongolia and Mongolia L Zhen, B Ochirbat, Y Lv, Y J Wei, X L Liu, J Q Chen, Z J Yao and F Li Land cover/land use change in semi-arid Inner Mongolia: 1992-2004 Ranjeet John, Jiquan Chen, Nan Lu and Burkhard Wilske Spatial and temporal patterns of greenness on the Yamal Peninsula, Russia: interactions of ecological and social factors affecting
European Territorial Cooperation 2007-2013. The project integrates partners from Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Slovenia and Switzerland and runs from September 2012 to June 2015. Further information on www.geomol.eu The GeoMol seismic interpretation team: Roland Baumberger (swisstopo), Agnès BRENOT (BRGM), Alessandro CAGNONI (RLB), Renaud COUËFFE (BRGM), Gabriel COURRIOUX (BRGM), Chiara D'Ambrogi (ISPRA), Chrystel Dezayes (BRGM), Charlotte Fehn (LGRB), Sunseare GABALDA (BRGM), Gregor Götzl (GBA), Andrej Lapanje (GeoZS), Stéphane MARC (BRGM), Alberto MARTINI (RER-SGSS), Fabio Carlo Molinari (RER-SGSS), Edgar Nitsch (LGRB), Robert Pamer (LfU BY), Marco PANTALONI (ISPRA), Sebastian Pfleiderer (GBA), Andrea PICCIN (RLB), (Nils Oesterling (swisstopo), Isabel Rupf (LGRB), Uta Schulz (LfU BY), Yves SIMEON (BRGM), Günter SÖKOL (LGRB), Heiko Zumsprekel (LGRB)
Brink, Lars; Nilsson, Jan S.; Salomonson, Per; Skagerstam, Bo-Sture
Chairmen's PrefaceIn 1984 we obtained a grant from the Nobel Foundation to organize a Nobel Symposium on "Unification of the Fundamental Interactions". In our proposal which we submitted in the fall of 1983 we stated that we wanted to cover the various attempts to unification such as GUT'S, supergravity, Kaluza-Klein theories and superstrings. What has happened in particle physics since then is already history. With the realization that certain superstring theories could be anomaly free, it became clear that these models could encompass earlier attempts to unification as well as solving the fundamental problem of quantum gravity. The excitement that some of us had felt for some time now spread through most of the particle physics community and this excitement certainly was evident during the Symposium. With the international advisory committee we originally chose a list of around 30 invitees which could best represent the various subjects listed above. When it came to the final planning of the programme essentially all talks dealt with superstrings! We were very fortunate that almost all of the invitees managed to come to the Symposium. From the western world only three were unable to participate, André Neveu, Steven Weinberg and Bruno Zumino. We certainly missed them during the meeting. We were particularly happy that Stephen Hawking managed to take part actively. Our real problem was to get participants from the Soviet Union. Out of eight invitations only one came through. We were very happy to have Renata Kallosh, who really did her utmost to enlighten us about not only her own work but also about recent progress in the USSR, However, we were very sorry that in spite of all our letters, telegrammes and endless attempts to get telephone calls through and despite the good relations between the Swedish and Soviet Academies of Sciences we had to miss Ludwig Faddeev, Valodja Gribov, Andrej Linde, Victor Ogievetsky, Sasha Polyakov, Misha Shifman and Arkadij
figure amongmathematicians of our time – recommends other scientists to follow his example when thisissue is concerned. Nevertheless, his arguments (at least those regarding non-experts aredefinitely not to be acknowledged in the case of the work of the Russian mathematician andlogician Miron Ivanovich Telpiz, (see http://www.tarusa.ru/~mit/ENG/eng.php for details,who has been developing his positionality theory for functions, with a special emphasis onBoolean functions, for over two decades. While doing so, he has been drawing its(primarily conceptual analogy to positionality theory for number systems. Building on hisextensive theory, which is combinatory very complex one indeed, Dr. Telpiz states theproof of P = NP. The underlying theory itself was proposed in the first volume of his bookPositionality principle for notation and calculation the functions, originally published inRussian by the Institute of Space Researches of the Russian Academy of Science. It was dueto this book that contacts between a member of the Editorial Board and Dr. Telpiz, as wellas Dr. Andrej Fomin, his assistant and associate, were established. During those contactsthe idea evolved of Dr. Tepiz delivering an invited lecture at the IIS2004 Conference.Annual IIS Conferences have been organized by the Faculty of Organization andInformatics for years. A lecture on proving the statement P = NP was arranged.Unfortunately, Dr. Telpiz was eventually not capable of giving the lecture. Nevertheless, heproposed for his lecture to be published in form of an article in the JIOS Journal. Uponreceiving the Russian version of his article named Sigma-notation and the equivalence of Pand NP classes, the Editorial Board had it translated into English and proceeded to havingit reviewed. The paper was sent to several renowned world experts in the field of Booleanfunctions, mathematical logic and algorithm theory for review. Yet, no response wasreceived from reviewers contacted although the Editorial Board and Dr
Abarzhi, Snezhana I.; Gauthier, Serge; Keane, Christopher J.; Niemela, Joseph J.
(University of South Florida, USA) • Serge Gauthier (Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique, France) • Joseph J Niemela (International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Italy) • Katsunobu Nishihara (Institute for Laser Engineering, Osaka, Japan) • Katepalli R Sreenivasan (New York University, USA) We greatly acknowledge the effort and dedication of the members of the Committee for Best Poster Award: • Serge Gauthier (Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique, France) • Katsunobu Nishihara (Institute for Laser Engineering, Osaka, Japan) • Annick Pouquet (National Center for Atmospheric Research, USA) • Walter Gekelman (University of California, Los Angeles, USA) • Graeme Watt (Institute of Physics, UK) We greatly appreciate the work of conference web-master Daniil V Ilyin (University of Chicago, USA). We thank for technical support: • Bhanesh Akula (Texas A & M University, USA) • Ahmad Qamar (University of Chicago, USA) We warmly acknowledge the logistics assistance of the offices and officers of the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics: • Conference Support Office, and Ms Katrina Danforth and Ms Daniela Giombi • Financial Office, and Mr Andrej Michelcich and Ms Alessandra Ricci • Visa Office, and Mr Erich Jost and Mr Adriano Maggio • Housing Office, and Ms Tiziana Bottazzi and Ms Dora Photiou • Publications Office, and Mr Guido Comar and Mr Raffaele Corona • Computer Office, and Dr Johannes Grassberger • Science Dissemination Unit, and Dr Enrique Canessa, Dr. Carlo Fonda and Dr Marco Zennaro We gratefully appreciate the support of the members of the Programme Coordination Board: • Snezhana I Abarzhi (University of Chicago, USA) • Malcolm J Andrews (Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA) • Sergei I Anisimov (Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics, Russia) • Hiroshi Azechi (Institute for Laser Engineering, Osaka, Japan) • Vladimir E Fortov (Institute for High Energy Density, Russia) • Serge Gauthier (Commissariat à l