A new body — the Council of elders appeared in the structure of Russian Academy of Sciences. On Wednesday, it was announced at the meeting of the Presidium of RAS, the head of the Academy Alexander Sergeyev.
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As reported “MK” the press service of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Council of elders is a collection of outstanding scientists of the older generation (aged over 80 years) with huge experience. Their main mission will be to use this invaluable expertise to Advisory management consulting Academy and the other members in the science and organization science, in particular, during the structural transformation.
According to the decision of the RAS Presidium, the Council of elders is formed by the President of the RAS from 18 of the most decent and honorable academicians from different scientific fields. However, if necessary, the Council may involve other members of the Academy, for example, younger professors of Sciences and his staff for consultations. He headed the first Council of elders academician Alexei Rozanov, academician – Secretary of the Department of biological Sciences, the President of the Russian paleontological society. Next on the list are the names of 17 famous Russian scientists such as Nikolai Kardashev (Director of Astro space center LPI RAS), Yuri Oganessian (scientific supervisor of the Laboratory of nuclear reactions to them. G. N. Flerov at the joint Institute for nuclear research in Dubna), economist Viktor Ivanter, head of the research Institute of world history Alexander Chubaryan and others.
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