The new head of ANAS Department of Affairs was presented to the staff

On January 17, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor Elton Mammadov, who appointed as the Head of the Department of Affairs of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences by the decision of President of this organization dated January 16, 2020, was presented to the staff of the Presidium of ANAS by corresponding member academician-secretary of ANAS Aminagha Sadigov.

Opening the event, A.Sadigov said that the Academy has launched multi-sector reforms to increase the role of science in the implementation of state policy. One of the important areas of these activities is the reinforcing of the logistic base of science, improvement of the social security of employees working in the field of scientific activity, that are directly related to the activities of the Department of Affairs. Noting that Professor Elton Mammadov has rich life and work experience, scientific, organizational and pedagogical activity, academician-secretary of ANAS expressed his confidence that he would be able to cope with the duties of the Department of Affairs in the new environment and wished him success in his new job.

Then chief of Head Office of Science and Education of the Presidium of ANAS, PhD in Economy Fail Kazimov, deputy head of the Department of Affairs Muhammed Aliyarov, head department of Human Resources and Legal maintenance Rzagulu Hajiyev congratulated E. Mammadov.

At the end of the meeting, Elton Mammadov, head of the Department of Affairs, thanked the President of ANAS, academician Ramiz Mehdiyev for the high confidence shown to him and said he would do his best to justify this belief.

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ANAS held a meeting with the Minister of Labor and Social Protection of the Population

A meeting of ANAS employees with the Minister of Labor and Social Protection of the Population of the Republic of Azerbaijan Sahil Babayev was held at the Presidium of ANAS.

Opening the event President of ANAS, academician Ramiz Mehdiyev emphasized that, along with other areas, President Ilham Aliyev pays great attention to the field of social protection of the population, and added that today’s meeting is dedicated to the social sphere.

Then, the Minister of Labor and Social Protection of the Population of the Republic of Azerbaijan Sahil Babayev made a report reflecting the activities of the ministry led by him. He noted that last year can be called the year of reforms carried out in the social sphere, and added that these reforms affected 42% of the country’s population, that is, 4.2 million people. Having told in detail about the work carried out in the relevant field, the minister said that in 2019 minimum wages and pensions were increased: “Pension reforms were carried out last year, on average, pensions increased by 72%, including old-age pensions increased by 15%, and disability pensions – by 22%. In addition, work continued on automating the assignment of pensions.” He also noted that Azerbaijan rose to the second place among the CIS member states in terms of purchasing power index.

Stressing that one of the priorities of state policy is to increase well-being and improve the standard of living of citizens, Sahil Babayev said that management in the areas of labor, employment, social protection and security was carried out on the basis of optimal, transparent and flexible mechanisms of work, and social programs were implemented protection and active employment of sensitive groups. Speaking about the DOST project, implemented on the initiative of the First Vice-President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Mehriban Aliyeva, the Minister noted that in the future a network consisting of 31 DOST centers will be created in the country.

Stressing that 64 thousand people were provided with work in 2019, Sahil Babayev said that in total 10 thousand small businesses were created, and called this number a great success for Azerbaijan.

Speaking in detail about electronicization in the social sphere, the speaker noted that 50 of the 132 services provided by the Ministry are already electronic, electronic databases are integrated in the databases of the Ministry of Taxes of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Noting also that a social portal was created, the minister added that by entering his personal online account, every citizen can get all the necessary information.

Then Sahil Babayev listened to suggestions and answered questions of ANAS employees. During the exchange of views, important issues were raised, such as raising salaries, pensions, payments for academic degrees and academic degrees, payment of compensations for harmful working conditions, social insurance, etc. The Minister emphasized that in the future it is necessary to use the potential of domestic scientists in automating the social sphere, eliminating deficiencies existing in the legislation, making additions to the list of harmful substances, and improving the classification presented in regulatory documents.

In conclusion, the President of ANAS, academician Ramiz Mehdiyev thanked the Minister of Labor and Social Protection of the Population of the Republic of Azerbaijan Sahil Babayev on behalf of ANAS employees and noted that meetings in this format will be organized in the future.

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New edition of “Elm” newspaper released

The next edition of the newspaper “Elm” of the Presidium of ANAS was published.

On the first page of the newspaper were reflected the orders of President Ilham Aliyev “On declaring 2020 “Year of Volunteers ” in the Republic of Azerbaijan”, “On the celebration of the 90th anniversary of Khoshbakht Yusifzadeh”, “On awarding Khoshbakht Yusifzadeh with the order “Heydar Aliyev”, “On Additional measures in connection with the 90th anniversary of Kh. B. Yusifzadeh”, “On awarding D.B. Taghiyev the Order of “Shohrat” and “On awarding V.M. Farzaliyev of the Order of” Sharaf “.

The second page of the printed organ provides detailed information on the 93th, 94th and 95th volumes of the multi-volume publication “Ilham Aliyev. Development is our goal”, the book dubbed “Thoughts on the problems of social sciences and humanities, and airspace ” by the President of ANAS academician Ramiz Mehdiyev, published in Azerbaijani and Russian.

In addition, the obituary signed by the head of state dedicated to academician Bahadir Taghiyev, the farewell ceremony with the late academician, as well as the book “The Leader Adapting the Development of Azerbaijan to the Challenges of the 21st Century” by academician Ramiz Mehdiyev and the meeting of the President of ANAS with representatives of the agency of “Clarivate Analytics”, were reflected on the third page.

On the 4-8 pages of the newspaper you can find articles about the General Meeting of ANAS held on December 28, speeches by current and corresponding members at this event, decisions made, approval of the new composition of the Presidium, including the Statutory Commission of the Academy, as well as the election of the first vice presidents of ANAS.

Reader’s meetings include ANAS Presidium meetings, academician Ramiz Mehdiyev’s meetings with scientists and specialists from the University of Strasbourg and the High Technology Park, a conference on the results of the Nasimi Year at the Academy, and the book Literature, Time and Modernity by acad. I. Habibbayli, First Vice President of ANAS, which was published in Moscow, annual report of the Departments of Public Relations of scientific institutions and organizations of ANAS.

The newspaper, consisting of 20 pages, also contains materials in Russian.

Note that editor-in-chief of the “Elm” newspaper, published since 1984, is the head of the Department of Public Relations, Press and Information, Ph.D. in Philology, Aghahuseyn Shukurov.

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On January 22 of  2020 year  at the Institute-wide seminar of the Institute of Mathematics and Mechanics of ANAS, a report on the topic “Embedding theorems in Morrey spaces with a variable exponent” will be made by the lead researcher of the department of “Mathematical Analysis”, prof. ANAS  Rovshan Bandaliyev.

The report will first provide general information about variable Morrey spaces. Furthermore, we will discuss theorems on continuous embedding between two Morrey spaces with variable exponent.

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The seminar of the Department “ Necessary conditions for an extremum in nonsmooth problems of the calculus of variations”

Today, the next seminar of the Department of Optimal Control was held. Professor Telman Malikov, Senior Scientific Researcher of the “Optimal Control” Department, talked  about “Necessary conditions for an extremum in nonsmooth problems of the calculus of variations”.

The paper proposes two approaches to determine strong and weak extrema in two nonsmooth variation problems in a vector form: in the simplest problem of calculus of variations and in the variational problem with higher derivatives. The essence of the proposed approaches consists of introducing various special variations: (a) Weierstrass variations in a new modified form; (b) variations expressed by Legendre polynomials. As a result, necessary conditions for strong and weak optimalities are obtained. These conditions give rise to obtaining the Weierstrass and Legendre conditions. In the case that the Legendre condition degenerates, the necessary conditions of the form equality and inequality for a weak local minimum are obtained.

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Presented the annual report of the Division of Physical, Mathematical and Technical Sciences

The next meeting of the Presidium of ANAS was held.

During the event, President of ANAS academician Ramiz Mehdiyev presented to the first vice-president of ANAS academician Isa Habibbayli – 1st class Order of Merit to the Fatherland, vice-president of ANAS academician Dilgam Taghiyev – Order of “Shohrat”, academician Vagif Farzaliyev – Order of “Sharaf”. Scientists were awarded these awards according to the relevant orders of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Opening the meeting, President of ANAS academician Ramiz Mehdiyev noted that the reports occupy a special place in the life of the Academy of Sciences. He said that since November last year, laboratories and divisions submitted their reports to scientific institutions, and scientific institutions to the corresponding departments. The academician emphasized that from today, each division will submit its annual report to the Presidium, and annual report of the Division of Physical, Mathematical and Technical Sciences (DPMTS) is submitted for consideration first.

Noting that the Academy of Sciences is currently undergoing extensive reforms aimed at the implementation of ANAS activities in accordance with the calls of the modern world and instructions of President Ilham Aliyev, academician Ramiz Mehdiyev added that in front of scientific institutions of the Division of Physical, Mathematical and Technical Sciences, which occupies a special place in the development of domestic science, there are important tasks. The academician said that work is currently underway to implement the “Development Program of the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan for 2020-2025.” The program defines tasks and priorities aimed at developing the Academy of Sciences at a new stage. The implementation of this program will create wide opportunities for the active participation of the Academy in the fulfillment of the tasks set by the state for science.

Then, in 2019, chairman of the Division, vice president of ANAS academician Rasim Alguliyev made a report on the scientific and organizational activities of the Division of Physical, Mathematical and Technical Sciences.

Academician Rasim Alguliyev noted that the decisions of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Cabinet of Ministers, General Meeting of ANAS, Presidium of ANAS and orders of the President of ANAS were taken as the basis for the scientific and organizational activities of the division. The scientist emphasized that in the reporting year, division institutions took an active part in the implementation of 9 state programs approved by the head of state.

The academician said that last year fundamental and applied research was carried out in accordance with the priority areas approved by the Presidium, and important scientific results were obtained.

Academician Rasim Aliguliyev noted that in 2019 the total number of scientific publications published by scientists of the division was 1979, 1105 articles of scientists were published, 480 of which were published in journals with impact factor and conference materials included in the Web of Science and Scopus”, the works of scholars of the department were referred to 12066 times. He said that last year, for the first time, an article by our scientists was published in the famous journal Nature, the impact factor of which exceeds 40. According to an analysis by Clarivate Analytics, in 2019 Azerbaijan ranked by the number of articles published in the scientific areas of the department first place in the region.

According to the academician, in the reporting year, in accordance with the Decree of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan dated December 10, 2018 “On Additional Measures to Improve Certification of Scientific-Pedagogical Personnel in the Republic of Azerbaijan”, National Information System “Scientific Personnel” was created, in accordance with the order of President Ilham Aliyev of May 23, 2012 “On the state program on the use of the Azerbaijani language in the context of globalization in accordance with the requirements of the time and the development of linguistics in the country ”- “National Transliteration System”.

The academician said that work was continued to expand the infrastructure of the scientific computer network “AzScienceNet”, which is a network platform of electronic science, preserving the resources of scientific institutions and organizations of ANAS in the AzScienceNet network data center, supporting Hosting services, rational use of resources, as well as integration into online – The scientific and educational environment of Europe. Network infrastructures of e-science and e-education were integrated into AzScienceNet and AzEduNet, access to GEANT was provided, and thereby created great opportunities for online cooperation between Azerbaijani scientists and European scientific and educational organizations.

The speaker noted that the scientific institutions of the division held 9 conferences of international and 4 conferences of the republican level, and also published 10 scientific journals in the Azerbaijani and English languages, in which articles of both domestic and foreign scientists were published. About 20% of the articles that were published in these journals are articles by foreign scholars. 5 of these journals are already included in the Web of Science and Scopus databases. According to its impact factor, the journal Applied and Computational Mathematics takes the 1st place in the countries of the former USSR, the 4th in Europe, the 10th in the world. The Azerbaijan Mathematical Journal and the journal Proceedings of the Institute of Mathematics and Mechanics of ANAS are included in the Web of Science database, the journal Applied and Computational Mathematics, the Azerbaijan Mathematical Journal, and the journals of ANAS. A series of physical, technical and mathematical sciences. Mathematics Issue” and “Energy Problems”- to the “Scopus” database.”

After listening to the report of the vice president of ANAS, academician Rasim Aliguliyev, reflecting the annual report of the DPMT, relevant proposals were announced.

In his speech, academician Ramiz Mehdiyev said that when determining the tasks and priorities of the department for the next stage, it is necessary to take into account the instructions of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, which he gave to the National Academy of Sciences, and the provisions that found a place in state programs and strategies, as well as in the “Program the development of ANAS for 2020-2025 ”, to direct the intellectual potential to solving issues covering state interests, and to actively participate in the examination of state scientific and to technical projects. According to Academician Ramiz Mehdiyev, the Division of Physical, Mathematical and Technical Sciences should play an active role in increasing the role of high-tech products and services based on high technologies in the development of the economy in the country, as well as in the formation of a knowledge economy and the transfer of technological achievements; At the same time, physical, mathematical and technical sciences should become a locomotive for other fields of science.

The academician noted that in order to obtain additional extrabudgetary funds, special importance should be given to applied research, activities in the field of work with grants should be strengthened. He emphasized that the National Academy of Sciences should play an active role in shaping the knowledge economy in the country.

Along with this, special attention should be paid to expanding international scientific ties, conducting joint research with leading scientific research centers and participating in mega-projects; the proposals made in the report should be taken into account, including such topical issues as the formation of problematic tips again, modernization the material and technical base of scientific institutions, etc., the activities of the department should be based on new priorities and principles.

Academicians Ibrahim Guliyev, Telman Aliyev, Fikret Aliyev, Adil Garibov, Javad Abdinov, Nazim Mammadov, corresponding members of ANAS Aminagha Sadigov, Vagif Guliyev, Misir Mardanov, Namig Jalilov, Oktay Gasimov and Ogtay Samadov expressed their opinion and participated in the discussions, voiced their suggestions.

In conclusion, report was approved. It was decided to include important results obtained in the Division of Physical, Mathematical and Technical Sciences in the annual report of ANAS. Various proposals were voiced aimed at improving the level of research, educational and testing works.

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