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IBM researchers Romankiw and Thompson invented the first practical magnetic thin-film storage heads. Thin-film technology increased the density of data that could be stored on magnetic disks, even while the disk size was being substantially reduced, dramatically reducing the cost of data storage.

YORKTOWN HEIGHTS ó When Lubomyr Romankiw sees a smartphone or an MP3 player, he doesnít swell up with pride.

If he did, it would be understandable. After all, he invented the technology that made modern data storage possible, paving the way for such devices.

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Some of our Math Phys Tech section members


Dr. Vasyl Michael Harik published: "Mechanics of Carbon Nanotubes"

Nanomechanics as a Corner Stone of Nanotechnology

The book is based on the fundamental research work on the basic methods for nanoscale mechanics during the initial stages of the establishment of Nanotechnology Programs at the NASA Langley Research Center (Hampton, Virginia) and the university-based ICASE Institute (NASA Langley Research Center) between 2000 and 2004. Some of the material presented in this book is connected to the work on multifunctional composites sponsored by the Princeton-based URETI Institute for the Bio-inspired Nanostructured Materials and the University Space Research Association (USRA) between 2003 and the end of 2006.

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Roman Holowinsky recipient of 2011 Alfred Sloan Fellowship

Romanís Paper




A short sketch of life and research of A.V. Skorokhod


Computer-Aided Cytogenetic Method of Cancer Diagnosis

Authors: Roman I. Andrushkiw (New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ), N. V. Boroday (R.E.Kavetsky Inst. of Experimental Pathology, Oncology and Radiology, N.A.S.U, Kyiv, Ukraine), D. A. Klyushin and Y. I. Petunin (Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko Univ.) 

Book Description:
This book presents a precise description of a new method and technology for early diagnosis of breast cancer and cancer of the thyroid gland. The method employs mathematical/statistical techniques of pattern recognition and state of the art results in oncomorphology and cytometry to detect and identify malignancy-associated DNA changes in patient's buccal epithelium, which provide early signs of the disease before other symptoms, such as the formation of a tumor, become evident. The method is noninvasive and requiring a scrape of buccal epithelium from the patient's oral cavity for analysis. The results of recent clinical trials show that the sensitivity and specificity of the method compares favorably with other diagnostic methods currently in use.
Conventional methods, such as mammography and ultrasound, are important tools in screening patients for cancer. However, their reliability is limited (see, for example, "Mammogram Team Learns from its Errors", New York Times, page 1, June 28, 2002). Thus the problem of improving the reliability of noninvasive methods for early diagnosis of cancer has been the subject of intense research in recent years. The present book is the first of its kind on the topic of computer-aided cytogenetic method of cancer diagnosis and presents a new approach to this problem.
The book is divided into four chapters and consists of approximately 300 pages and 40 figures. It is intended for graduate students, researchers and professionals in the field of oncology, medical diagnostics and cancer research.

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Taras Golota, a member of our Section, was part of the team of researchers at the Subaru observatory in Hawaii who developed a new adaptive optics system to correct for the effect of turbulence in real-time by a factor of ten, giving astronomers a clearer view of the universe. Optics and laser guide star technology are important to astronomers because a ground-based telescope's ability to resolve spatial detail is limited by turbulence in Earth's atmosphere.



standing l-r:
Tania Keis, Dr. Andrij V. R. Szul, Prof. Daria Dykyj, Taras Golota
seated l-r:
Dr. Sviatoslaw Trofimenko, Dr. Larissa Onyshkevych,
Prof. Roman Andrushkiw, Prof. Vasyl Markus, Svitlana Andrushkiw


Vice-President & Learned Secretary of Shevchenko Scientific Society, Dr. Swiatoslaw Trofimenko, and his "scorpionate" ligands recently were guests of honor at a symposium to celebrate 35 years of chemistry accomplished with the pyrazolylborate and related tripodal ligands.

Trofimenko in Science & Technology


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Co-organizers Daniel L. Reger (left of University of South Carolina) and Gerard Parkin (of Columbia University) flank Trofimenko as they present him with a copy of his book on pyrazolylborate ligands signed by each symposium speaker.