On August, 24th 1923 - 90 years ago - Victor Glushkov was born, an outstanding scientist and public figure widely known in this country and abroad, the founder of the Institute of Cybernetics of the National Academy of Sciences, an active participant of the global process for development of new fields of science of 20th and 21st centuries -computer science, cybernetics and informatics.
His contribution to these fields of science was shortly characterized by the academician Boris Paton, the President of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences: "As a thinker Victor Glushkov was remarkable for his broad and deep scientific vision. With his scientific works he was ahead of his time, being the founder of information technologies in Ukraine and the former Soviet Union and also in the world on the whole.
Victor Glushkov was a man of extensive and versatile knowledge, and everybody who was in contact with him was simply astounded by his great erudition. Constant searching for novelty, aspiration to the progress in science, technology and society were his distinctive features.
Victor Glushkov, being a true devotee of science, had a gigantic capacity for work and diligence. He generously shared his knowledge, ideas, experience with his associates.
As a president of the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine since 1962, Glushkov had made a great contribution to its development. He significantly influenced the progress of scientific research in natural sciences and technics. Great is his contribution to computerization and informatization of science, technology and society.
With confidence Victor Glushkov can be ranked among those statesmen who fully devoted themselves serving his native land and his people. He was well-known and respected throughout the whole former Soviet Union. He spared no efforts to promote achievements of science, scientific and technical progress, he was in touch with scholars of many foreign countries. His own works and the progress of the Institute of Cybernetics of the National Academy of Sciences under his leadership were widely known abroad where Mr. Glushkov enjoyed the deserved authority.
Being well aware of importance of the defence capability of his country, Victor Glushkov together with the institute under his leadership accomplished a great number of works for the defense sector. He was really worrying about his native country, and devoted his remarkable life to it and to the science."
Words - "A man, who came from the future" - is the title of one chapter from a newly appeared book "Small stories about great scientists", dedicated to coming jubilees of the great personalities: 100th anniversary of Nikolay Amosov - a pioneer surgeon, writer, specialist in biocybernetics; 110th anniversary of Sergey Lebedev - the founder of the national computer technics, developer of the first computer in continental Europe; 90th anniversary of Victor Glushkov - the founder of information technologies Ukraine. The collected stories contain selected publications of these scientists, as well as memoirs of their contemporaries.
The book contains three interrelated parts: "Three lifes of Nikolay Amosov - a pioneer surgeon, thinker and writer, specialist in biocybernetics and philosopher"; "There are Prophetsin one's Motherland!" - about Sergey Lebedev; "A man, who came from the future" - about Victor Glushkov.
The collection contains selected publications of the mentioned scientists which are the most characteristic for their life and creative work, as well as memoirs of their contemporaries who knew well the events of that time. There are also comments and additions of authors of the collection.
Readers will be able to find out much new and interesting about each scientist. The intellectual contribution and the very life of these remarkable scientists and their scientific schools have greatly influenced and will further influence the development of our society.
The edition is intended for abroad circle of readers who relate their life and work with the present- and future day of informatics, as well as for students.
The following books are written and published to 90th anniversary of Victor Glushkov:
"Small stories about great scientists", edited by Boris Malinovsky. In Russian, languages. Kyiv, "Gorobets". 2013, 400 p., 140 photos.More (in russian) ... ›››
The Past Forwarded to the Future. About acad.Glushkov: his students, colleagues and contemporaries. Edited by T.P.Marianovich. Published by "Naukova Dumka", Kyiv, 2013.
Ivan V.Sergienko. Scientific ideas of V.M.Glushkov and development of actual directions in computer science. Published by "Naukova Dumka", Kyiv, 2013.
The conferences devoted to the 90-th anniversary of Viktor Glushkov birth:
Nineth distance scientific conference with international participation "Decision support systems. Theory and practice DSS 2013". June 3, 2013, Ukraine, Kyiv. The Institute of mathematic machines and systems problems NAS Ukraine and Academy of Tecnological Sciences of Ukraine.
Joint conference of National Technical Univercity of Ukraine "Kyiv's Polytecnical Institute" and Kyiv's National Univercity named after Taras Shevchenko
The International Scientific Conference "Modern Informatics: Problems, Achievements, and Prospects of Development", devoted to the 90th anniversary of academician V.M.Glushkov. The Conference will take place on September 12-13, 2013 in Kyiv.
International Scientific Conference "The Issues of Calculation Optimization (ISCOPT-Xl)". The conference will be held at Scientists Activity Center "Katsiveli" (urban-type settlement Katsiveli, the Great Yalta, Crimea, Ukraine), September, 30 - October, 4, 2013.
Video in russian:
From Videofilm: "Computer scientist Victor Glushkov" (in Russian). Film-maker: Vladymyr Khmelnytsky. Story by: Boris Malynovsky, Vladymyr Khmelnytsky Studio: "Golden Gate", Kyiv. Contents: Life and creative activity of the academician Victor Glushkov, who became world-famous due to his researches in the field of cybernetics and computer science.
From Malinovskiy B.N.: The series of author's television broadcasts: "Golden milestones in the history of computer science and technology" September 2000 - August 2001
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