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Meet Aivar The Nomad

Here's someone Richard Feynman would love to meet: Aivar ``the nomad'' Bartan, 27-year-old Tuvan physicist, is a 1993 graduate of the Physical Department of Moscow State University. His thesis topic was "Desorbtion of translationally excited molecules of simple gases from platinum in an ultrahigh vacuum". Aivar currently works in the laboratory of mathematical modeling of Tuvinian Joint Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences (Siberian Branch) in Kyzyl. Writes Aivar: ``I wrote a program to study thermodynamic and kinetic parameters of Langmuir-Hinshelwood reaction with lateral interactions using transfer-matrix method with algorithm of multiplicative expansion of central matrix. This algorithm saves time and memory of your computer. I can construct a phase diagram for monomolecular adsorbed gas layer with lateral interactions.''

Aivar is the first Tuvan to go "on line" and can change results of his calculations by e-mail. More important, he is looking for cooperation in the research facility. Can a Feynman fan and friend of Tuva help? If you have a possible contact or technical questions for Aivar, please e-mail him at on the Internet. Please limit your message(s) to l0 lines each - phone lines are terrible in Russia.

    This item was originally included in Friends of Tuva Newsletter #13 in 1996.  Since then, the information contained within has been updated, and that updated information is included here.

Posted November 08, 2009.