Activities of the Grantees
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05/04/2016 09:36

Presentation of Applied Research Project supported by Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation (SRNSF)

 Presentation of Applied Research Project supported by Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation (SRNSF) took place in April 1, 2016, at Agricultural University of Georgia. The project titled ‘Production of seed/planting materials and ecologically safe (organic) products of agricultural crops in indoor systems – in vitro production and vertical farm’ included the following discussion topics: In vitro propagation of strawberry, tomato, salads and production of virus free planting material; Acclimatization of virus free planting material and planting in vertical farm. Getting ecologically safe products. Arrangement of wrapping line: sorting, labeling and packaging of ecologically safe products. Workshops and trainings for the farmers of Guria and Shida Kartli regions. Promotion of project outcomes. Participation in “Maestro” “sakmiani dila” TV show.  
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05/04/2016 09:35

Database of the Miniatures from the Georgian Illuminated Manuscripts

On April 4, 2016 presentation of two projects implemented by Korneli Kekelidze National Centre of Manuscripts’ took place: “Database of the Miniatures from the Georgian Illuminated Manuscripts” and “The Biblical stories in the illumination of the Georgian manuscripts: the literary and iconographic sources”. Both projects were funded by Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation (SRNSF). Projects aimed at creating an informative and practical database enabling stakeholders to easily find and access useful information: samples of artworks in different ancient manuscripts, their content, symbolic meaning, etc. It’s worth noting that the database is bilingual, regularly updated and easily accessible for international scientists. The database is the first phase of the implemented project.
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05/04/2016 09:34

Presentation of Applied Research Project supported by Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation (SRNSF)

Presentation of Applied Research Project supported by Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation (SRNSF) took place on April 1, in A. Tvalchrelidze Caucasian Institute of Mineral Resources.  The project titled “Geological-Technological Study and Assessment of pyroclastic Rocks (Ignimbrites, Pumices and Ash Tuffs, Volcanic Ash) of Rhyolite and Dacite Composition of Kvemo Kartli for the purpose of their Utilization in production of Cement, Colored Glass and Ceramics” was the winner of 2013 Applied Research call of SRNSF.
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30/03/2016 12:55

Term, Meaning and Paradigm in Poem

On March 30 at 14:00, scientific conference of the project ‘Term, Meaning and Paradigm in poem ‘the knight in the panther’s skin’ took place at Shota Rustaveli Institute of Georgian Literature. Organization of the conference was in the framework of the project ‘Term, Meaning and Paradigm in poem ‘the knight in the panther’s skin’ funded by Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation. 
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29/03/2016 12:50

Presentation of two books:”Antim Iveruanul’s “Didahii” and other works”

Presentation of two books:”Antim Iveruanul’s “Didahii” and other works” and:”Antim Iverianul - Georgian-European Dialogue” took place at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University on March 29, 2016.  Books are prepared and issued with financial support of the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation within the framework of the Basic Research Grants’ 2013 winning project: “Anthim Iverianul – Georgian-European Dialogue” by professors of Institute of Philosophy, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. Anthim Iverianul’s philosophical-theological, educational, secular and religious work has highly important cultural and historical value, as it throws a new light onto development of Georgian theological and philosophical thinking. Owing to him, Georgian theological thinking started involvement in European historical, cultural thinking area. Anthim Iverianul’s works and activities are a significant moment of Georgian theological and philosophical thinking development, a successful dialogue between cultures.  
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28/03/2016 12:58

Presentation of the project “Complex protection of vineyard and fruit by harmless and accessible local means”

Final presentation of the winning project of the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation “Complex protection of vineyard and fruit by harmless and accessible local means” took place at the conference hall of Petre Melikishvili Institute of Physical and Organic Chemistry, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University on March 23 th. Professor Avtandil Dolidze, principal investigators of the project and key personnel, Omar Lomtadze and Davit Kakashvili, as well as the plant protector Ludmila Tskhvedadze gave presentations of the project. Laboratory of Problems of Chemical Ecology personnel, as well as the personnel of other laboratories, focusing on the similar issues, attended the event.  
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28/03/2016 12:57

Tao - Klarjethi and Kola-Artaani on Turkish territory

On March 24 at 18:00, presentation of ‘Tao-Klarjeti research expedition 2015 reports’ took place at George Chubinashvili National Research Centre for Georgian Art History and Heritage Preservation. Caucasus University and Georgian Cultural and Tourist Resources’ Research Centers executed the project “Catalog of the Cultural Monuments of Georgian historic provinces: Tao - Klarjethi and Kola-Artaani on Turkish territory”, financially supported by Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation. Within the framework of this project, five expeditions (56 days) took place on major historic territories of Shavsheti and Klarjeti. In order to get a real picture of the area, expeditions were made to 283 villages and surrounding territories. As a result, expedition defined ongoing conditions of 116 well-known cultural and historic monuments. In addition, they have discovered 108 Georgian cultural monuments not known to us, including: 48 churches, 47 church ruins, 66 towers, 24 stone-arched bridges, 32 other constructions (megalithic, underground, cave, residential etc.) as well as unknown scripts – 1 Georgian script ‘Asomtavruli’, 1 Armenian script and 5 newly discovered ornamented stones. Besides, the expedition defined ongoing conditions of Armenian, Greek, Russian and Turkish cultural and historic monuments.     In 2014, 9 expeditions were held (56 days) in historic Artaani, Kola, Palakatsio, Phoso, Erusheti, Javakheti and some part of Samtskhe; The 314 nearby villages, settlements and surrounding territories studied. As a result, expedition defined ongoing conditions of 119 well-known cultural and historic monuments. In addition, they have discovered 143 cultural and historic monuments not known to us. 
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25/03/2016 13:42

Levan Tielidze’s project ‘Glaciological Catalogue of Georgia’

"Modern and old glaciers of Georgia"  is the first monograph in English language describing how Caucasus glaciers have been changed during the last decades on the background of climate change. The monograph also foresees the study of dynamics and parameters of modern and old glaciers in Georgia, issues related to fresh water supply, problems such as the collapse of glaciers resulting from natural disasters (including May 2014 debris flow of Darial Gorge glacier Devdorak and so forth). The monograph and catalogue is prepared by support of Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation (2014-2016 Applied Research call winning project ‘Glaciological Catalogue of Georgia’). Glaciers Catalog of Georgia is the first bilingual glaciological research work, describing all big glaciers and river basins existing in Georgia, as well as giving picture of dynamics of number and area of glaciers studied during the last century. In the catalogue preparation process, glaciers database was created including complete information about glaciers.  The monograph and catalogue will be helpful to other university professors, PhD students and Master’s students interested not only in glaciology and geography, but also in earth and natural sciences. The Monograph and catalogue is based on the outcomes of the author’s theoretical and field research (of almost all glacial basins) carried out on the southern and northern slopes of the Caucasus. The main theory and findings are developed by the author at Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of Geography. Part of the research was conducted at the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine, United States in 2014-2015, and at the University of Northern British Columbia, Canada in 2015-2016.
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18/03/2016 12:02

Presentation of the project: the screen-type problems for anisotropic Maxwell“s equations: asymptotic analysis and numerical approximation

Small workshop of the project ‘the screen-type problems for anisotropic Maxwell's equations: asymptotic analysis and numerical approximation’ was organized at Andrea Razmadze Institute of Mathematics, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. The project is funded by Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation. Short summary about the project outcomes was presented at the workshop. The project principal investigators gave general overview of the research activities, publication at referred and reviewed scientific journals, articles prepared to be published, ongoing research and future prospects. Professor Roland Duduchava presented the latest project outcomes to the event participants.  
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11/03/2016 15:31

“Development of scientific bases for obtaining nano-zeolite sorbents”

On March 10, 2016 at 12:00, presentation ‘Development of scientific bases for obtaining nano-zeolite sorbents’ took place at Petre Melikishvili Institute of Physical and Organic Chemistry, Iv.Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. Number of scientists and researchers in a field of Chemistry and Nanochemistry attended the meeting.  The presentation was followed by discussion (Questions and Answers), where future prospects were determined. Nanuli Dolaberidze, Doctor of Chemical Sciences, Chief Research Worker at Petre Melikishvili Institute of Physical and Organic Chemistry, Iv.Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University gave general overview of the project. The project was about creation of theoretical and experimental base for obtaining fine-dispersion samples of natural zeolites through alternate method, in particular by chemical treatment. The main direction of the research was the development of scientific grounds for making zeolite nano-materials, which includes determination of some regularity of gel-formation, hydrothermal crystallization and chemical modification processes going on in aluminum silicate systems, which will provide creation of highly efficient, pure zeolite nano-materials, which are highly demanded. The following cheap and easily obtainable natural zeolites from Georgian mines used in the research: clinoptilolite from Rkoni, phillipsite from Shukhuti, analcime from Gelati. Research objectives pursued were – study of technology of making gels obtained by recrystallization of natural zeolites of Georgia and creation of hydrothermal crystallization model, determination of optimal terms for basic, thermal and ion-exchange treatment. Based on the collected information, clear, highly dispersed faujasite and mordenite-like zeolite as well as prolonged reaction silver, gold, copper and zinc sorbents, having antibacterial and antivirus features, obtained by justified economic methods. Specialists can use those materials in different fields of medicine, including surgery and dentistry.
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