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An interdisciplinary seminar HORIZONS OF SCIENCE is organized by scholars in natural and social sciences and humanities from several universities and academic research institutes in Lviv. It aims to serve as a meeting place where state-of-the-art problems of modern science are discussed on the level comprehensive for an ‘uninitiated’ audience. Besides obvious popularisation of scientific ideas the seminar promotes the quest for common interdisciplinary approaches to various problems. Please contact Yaroslav Hrytsak, Yurij Holovatch or Bohdan Novosyadlyj with your suggestions.

Book “Horizons of science (essays about science and scientists)”, Ed. by Yurij Holovatch and Yaroslav Hrytsak. Lviv, Manuscript-Lviv, 2014, 187 p. (in Ukrainian)
“Horizons of Science” is a title of an interdisciplinary seminar organized by scholars in natural and social sciences and in the humanities from several universities and academic research institutes in Lviv (Ukraine). It aims to serve as a meeting place where state-of-the-art problems of modern science are discussed. Besides an obvious popularization of scientific ideas, the seminar promotes the quest for common interdisciplinary approaches to various problems. This book has appeared as a natural continuation of the seminar. Its authors, lecturers of the seminar, leading scholars from Ukraine and abroad, now offer their ideas to a wider audience. Different chapters of the book present state-of-the-art research in different fields and relate the history of science in a style comprehensible to the general public.

Contents

Yurij Holovatch (Institute for Condensed Matter Physics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Lviv), Yaroslav Hrytsak (Ukrainian Catholic University, Lviv). Preface.
Bohdan Novosyadlyj (Astronomical Observatory, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv). Structure and evolution of the Universe: Key ideas and observables.
Volodymyr Tkachuk. (Ivan Franko National University of Lviv). From the foundations of quantum mechanics to quantum informatics.
Ivan Bolesta. (Ivan Franko National University of Lviv). Information and entropy in physics and in social life.
Myhailo Zarichnyi. (Ivan Franko National University of Lviv). Mathematics and socium.
Rostyslav Stoika. (Institute of Cell Biology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Lviv). Problems of life and death on a cell level.
Harald Iro. (Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria). On the evolution of Modern Sciences. (Four Books that established Natural Sciences).
Reinhard Folk. (Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria). Libraries, Books and Ideas.
Roman Plyatsko. (Ya. S. Pidstryhach Institute for Applied Problems of Mechanics and Mathematics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Lviv). Phenomenon of Ivan Pului. Information about the authors.

Seminars (2017)

11.05.2017. Олеся Мриглод. (Інститут фізики конденсованих систем). Наука маленька, наука велика… Наукометрія: вимірювання і аналіз науки.

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02.03.2017. Володимир Шевчук. (Львівський національний університет ім. І. Франка). Юліан Гірняк – український вчений, відомий у світі і забутий на батьківщині.

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Розклад засідань на 2-й семестр 2016/2017 навчального року

Seminars (2016)

Розклад засідань на 1-й семестр 2016/2017 навчального року

17.11.2016. Юрій Головач. (Інститут фізики конденсованих систем НАН України). Міста і закони.

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27.10.2016. Презентація книжки “Обрії науки” (Львів, Видавництво УКУ, 2016).

03.10.2016. Stanislav Sobolevsky. (New York University). Big Data for urban innovations. [Спільно з Coffee@DataScience]

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29.01.2016. Оксана Міхеєва. (Український католицький університет). Внутрішні «неповерненці»: стратегії переселення та адаптації внутрішньо переміщених осіб.

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Seminars (2015)

29.10.2015. Yurij Holovatch. (Institute for Condensed Matter Physics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Lviv). Qou vadis, physics? Physics and humanities.

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01.10.2015. Yaroslav Hrytsak (Ukrainian Catholic University, Lviv). History (still) matters: value discourses and value shifts in modern Ukraine.

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25.02.2015. Ihor Shchupak. (Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies ‘Tkuma’, Dnipropetrovs’k). Transformation of identities and historical myths.

Lecture series 'Phenomenon of life' (2014-2017)

02.02.2017. Олег Стасик. (Інститут біології клітини НАН України). Чи можна подолати рак?

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27.12.2016. Андрій Бабський. (Львівський національний університет ім. І. Франка). Феномен неоплазії.

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17.03.2016. Volodymyr Manko. (Ivan Franko National University of Lviv). What is life?, або Не Шредінгером єдиним!

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17.12.2015. Oleh Stasyk. (Institute of Cell Biology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Lviv). Phenomenon of life: biological background of consciousness.

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26.11.2015. Bohdan Novosyadlyj. (Astronomical Observatory, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv). Search for signs of life beyond the Earth.

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18.06.2015. Andrij Baumketner. (Institute for Condensed Matter Physics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Lviv). A history of amyloid fibrils: from diseases to industrial applications.

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13.11.2014. Oleh Stasyk. (Institute of Cell Biology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Lviv). Origin of life: when, how and why.

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12.06.2014. Oleh Stasyk. (Institute of Cell Biology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Lviv). Human evolution: questions that remain unanswered.

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12.05.2014. Rostyslav Stoika. (Institute of Cell Biology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Lviv). Stem cells: expectations, reality and prospects.

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Seminars (2014)

09.10.2014. Reinhard Folk (Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria). Time and Human Life. 1700 years after Scipios dream.

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10.04.2014. Bohdan Novosyadlyj (Astronomical Observatory, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv). Echoes of the Big Bang was heard! What are the conclusions?

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10.03.2014. Alexander R. Sich (Franciscan University of Steubenville, USA). Back to the future: The wisdom of a realist philosophy of nature and the sophistry of scientism.

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Lecture series 'History of time' (2013-2017)

15.06.2017. Райнгард Фольк (Університет Йоганна Кеплера, Лінц, Австрія). The course of the world and the course of clocks.

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06.04.2017. Олег Петрук (Інститут прикладних проблем математики і механіки ім. Я.С. Підстригача НАН України). Історія визначення часу: спостереження за небом та вимір часу в минулому.

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27.03.2014. Oleksandr Filts (Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University). The problem of time in psychological terms.

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09.09.2013. Zygmunt Bauman (University of Leeds, UK). Short contribution to long social history of time.

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30.05.2013. Victoria Sjumar (Institute of Mass Information, Kyiv). Social time in postmodernity: how it is influenced by new means of communication?

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16.05.2013. Taras Prokhasjko (Ivano-Frankivsk). Time sellers.

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25.04.2013. Natalia Shulha (Ukrainian Scientific Club, Kyiv). Programmed death of a living organism: is it possible to stop the time?

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11.04.2013. Natalia Shulha (Ukrainian Scientific Club, Kyiv). History of a biological clock: how do living organisms measure the time.

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21.03.2013. Yaroslav Hrytsak (Ukrainian Catholic University, Lviv). Historians and time.

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07.03.2013. Yuriy Shchurko (Ukrainian Catholic University, Lviv). Terminology and theology of time in the Bible.

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28.02.2013. Ihor Mryglod (Institute for Condensed Matter Physics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Lviv). History of time: irreversibility vs reversibility.

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21.02.2013. Bohdan Novosyadlyj (Astronomical Observatory, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv). History of time: from a quantum of time to age of the Universe.

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14.02.2013. Askoljd Duviryak (Institute for Condensed Matter Physics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Lviv). History of time: absolute vs relative.

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Archive of former seminars

22.04.2010. Oleh Bodnar (Lviv National Academy of Arts). Golden section and Minkowski geometry is nature and in architecture.

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25.12.2008. Natalia Yakovenko (National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”, Kyiv). Nostalgie for functionalism: reflections of a practicising historian.

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28.02.2008. Stefan Thurner (Medical University of Vienna, Austria and Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, USA). Physics of evolution: How the theory of phase transitions can help issues Darwin could not understand.

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13.12.2007. Roman Plyatsko (Ya. S. Pidstryhach Institute for Applied Problems of Mechanics and Mathematics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Lviv). Phenomenon of Ivan Pului.

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28.10.2007. Volodymyr Tkachuk (Ivan Franko National University of Lviv). We and a quantum world.

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19.09.2007. Bohdan Novosyadlyj (Astronomical Observatory, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv). Key ideas and discoveries in cosmology.

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24.05.2007. Maria Hablevych. A review of problems in modern Shakespeare studies.

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12.04.2007. Rostyslav Stoika (Institute of Cell Biology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Lviv). Problems of life and death on a cell level.

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15.03.2007. Ivan Bolesta (Ivan Franko National University of Lviv). Information and entropy.

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09.11.2006. Harald Iro (Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria). Birth of modern science.

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17.10.2006. Borys Potiatynyk (Ivan Franko National University of Lviv). Media-ecology: inverse marxism or philosophy of information era?

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28.09.2006. Reinhard Folk (Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria).
Libraries, books, ideas.

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