Jubilee Scientific Conference “Gerasimov Readings”

Jubilee Scientific Conference “Gerasimov Readings” Russian Journal of Applied Chemistry, Vol. 76, No. 11, 2003, p. 1883. Translated from Zhurnal Prikladnoi Khimii, Vol. 76, No. 11, 2003, p. 1934. Original Russian Text Copyright 2003 by Morachevskii, Tsymbulov. INFORMATION In tribute of the centennial anniversary of the birth- thermochemistry of metal alloys, considered in his day of Yakov Ivanovich Gerasimov (23.09.1903 report the basic research in the field of thermodynam- 17.03.1983), a known physical chemist, corresponding ics, mainly carried out in the XIX century by Carnot, member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, Clapeyron, Thomson, Clausius, Gibbs, Ostwald, and laureate of a State Prize, the jubilee scientific con- Le Chatelier, Duhem, de Dondet, Boltzmann, and ference Gerasimov Readings was held at the Lomo- Planck. In particular detail were considered the activi- nosov State University in Moscow on September 29 ties of Sadi Carnot (1796 1832), a French engineer 30, 2003. The conference was organized by the Chem- and physicist, one of the founders of thermodynamics. ical Faculty of Moscow State University (MGU), Sci- The report by F.A. Kuznetsov (Institute of Inorgan- entific Council of the Russian Academy of Sciences ic Chemistry, Siberian Division, Russian Academy of for Chemical Thermodynamics and Thermochemistry, Sciences, Novosibirsk) was devoted to the role of and Scientific Council of the Russian Academy of chemical thermodynamics in semiconductor materials Sciences for Physicochemical Foundations of Semi- science. The report by Yu.V. Tsvetkov (Baikov Insti- conductor Materials Science, with financial support tute of Metallurgy and Materials Science, Russian by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research and Academy of Sciences, Moscow) considered Ya.I. Ge- a number of other institutions. The organizing com- rasimov’s studies in the field of theoretical metallurgy mittee of the conference was headed by the Dean and their influence on the subsequent research. The of the Chemical Faculty, Academician V.V. Lunin author developed (together with E.K. Kazenas) a and his deputies, Academician Yu.D. Tret’yakov and procedure and apparatus used to obtain experimental Professor G.F. Voronin. data on thermodynamics of evaporation and dissocia- The scientific program included seven plenary re- tion of oxides of a great number of metals. Studying ports, poster sessions in six sections, and round table the thermodynamics of transfer of components of the on use of computers in chemical research and teaching metallurgical raw materials into the gas phase is of of chemistry. Lunin and Tret’yakov took part in the particular importance for the development of plasma opening session of the conference. The report by metallurgy. E.P. Ageev (MGU) illustrated his report N.A. Smirnova (St. Petersburg State University) devoted to the career and research activities of Gera- Thermodynamics of Complex Fluid Systems at simov by a large number of interesting photographs. St. Petersburg University: Research and Teaching Numerous poster reports were grouped into six sec- was devoted to a wide variety of thermodynamic prob- tions: (I) general and academic problems of chemistry lems dealt with at the Chemical Faculty of St. Peters- and chemical thermodynamics; (II) thermodynamic burg State University. Particular attention was given properties of substances; (III) phase equilibria and to thermodynamics of solutions of various kinds and transformations; (IV) physical chemistry of solutions to thermodynamics of surface phenomena. O.M. Pol- and melts; (V) theoretical and semiempirical methods torak (MGU) considered in his report the problems as- for calculation and evaluation of physicochemical sociated with teaching of chemical thermodynamics parameters of substances; and (VI) adsorption, kinet- within the modern course in physical chemistry. The ics, and catalysis. Abstracts of papers of the jubilee report by Voronin (MGU) Unused Possibilities of scientific conference Gerasimov Readings were pub- Chemical Thermodynamics analyzed the main direc- lished as a separate edition. tions of development of chemical thermodynamics in the XX century. J. Hertz (Université Henry Poincarè, Nancy I, France), a known scientist in the field of A. G. Morachevskii and L. B. Tsymbulov 1070-4272/03/7611-1883$25.00 2003 MAIK Nauka/Interperiodica http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Russian Journal of Applied Chemistry Springer Journals

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