Nobel laureate Terry Callaghan will visit ASU training base in Chemal

13 June 2019 Department of Information and Media Communications
The participant of the International Scientific and Educational Symposium "Aktru-2019", first organized jointly by National Research Tomsk State University, flagship Altai State University, Gorno-Altaisk State University, will be the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 2007, Honored Research Professor and member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Professor at the University of Sheffield (UK) Terry Callaghan.

From 8 to 19 July the International Scientific and Educational Forum Aktru 2019 and the series of international summer schools dedicated to various areas of life and earth sciences will be held in Gorno-Altaisk, Chemal Training Base of Altai State University and Aktru Research Station of Tomsk State University. Both young and experienced scientists from Russia, the USA, Great Britain, Singapore and other countries of the world will take part in the work of a large scientific forum.

"A significant part of the symposium and summer school on botany organized by Altai State University will be devoted to the study of the biodiversity of the Big Altai, which is located in four countries: Russia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and China,” said the representative of the Symposium organizing committee, Assistant Professor of the Department of Botany at the Faculty of Biology of ASU Polina D. Gudkova. “The main task of the upcoming forum is to consolidate the experience of scientists from different countries of the world to study the highlands of our planet. This is the work of researchers in the field of botany, geography, glaciology, hydrology and other sciences. I am sure that due to the interdisciplinary orientation, the forum will be able to achieve tangible interesting results, especially since eminent scientists from abroad will take part in its work. For example, the famous British research scientist and UN expert on the problems of global climate change, Nobel laureate, member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and honorary professor of Tomsk State University Terry Callaghan will also visit ASU Training Base in Chemal.”

The 2007 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Terry Callaghan, has for many years been a member of the United Nations Program Expert Group on Effects on Stratospheric Ozone, and was the lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC research group). He made a major contribution to the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment (ACIA). By 2012, Terry Callaghan supervised over 30 graduate students and produced about 350 scientific publications with more than 400 colleagues from 40 countries. He is included in the list of the most frequently cited researchers worldwide. Terry Callaghan is currently participating in the Snow, Water, Ice and Permafrost in the Arctic (SWIPA) assessment.

The International Scientific and Educational Symposium "Aktru-2019" will be held from July 8 to July 11 in Gorno-Altaisk, while the Summer International Scientific Schools will be carried out until July 19 at Chemal and Aktru training stations.

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