May 8, 2021

A joint meeting of the Scientific Councils of the IGG and the ANAS Division of Earth Sciences, dedicated to the 110th anniversary of the birth of academician Adkham Shikhalibeyli was held in the ANAS Institute of Geology and Geophysics (IGG).

The IGG Director, academician Akif Alizadeh opened the event and introduced the agenda to the participants. A.Alizadeh spoke about the fruitful work of prominent representative of Azerbaijans science, academician Khatam Guliyev. The participants honored the memory of the scientist with a minute of silence.

Then academician Akif Alizadeh spoke about the professional activities of academician Adkham Shikhalibeyli, who had worked at the IGG since 1954.

Corresponding member of ANAS Talat Kengerli made a report on “Academician Adkham Shikhalibeyli and modern problems of geotectonics and regional geological science in Azerbaijan”. A.Shikhalibeyli was the deputy secretary of the ANAS Division of Earth Sciences and for many years headed the Department of geotectonics, stratigraphy and lithology of the IGG.

A.Shikhalibeyli defined the formation stages of the Eastern Caucasus fold system, divided them into structural zones and establish a scientific rationale of the role of the northwestern deposits of the Precambrian and northeastern formations of the Riphean. He discovered an uplift in the Caspian Sea extending north-eastward. According to the scientist, this uplift resulted in the integration of the positive structures of the Caucasus fold system near the Caspian Sea. For the first time A.Shikhalibeyli revealed the prospectivity of the polymetallic ores deposits in the Balakan-Zagatala region.

The Honored Scientist of Azerbaijan, academician A.Shikhalibeyli was the author of more than 250 scientific works, including 15 monographs, co-author of geological, tectonic, paleotectonic, geomorphological, neotectonic and metallogenic maps of Azerbaijan and the tectonic maps of the Caucasus and Europe.
The participants of the Scientific Council shared their memories of the scientific and pedagogical activities of A.Shikhalibeyli.

A. Shikhalibeylis daughter, Zenfira Shikhalibeyli took part in the meeting and expressed gratitude on behalf of her family for organizing the 110th anniversary of A. Shikhalibeyli. A film dedicated to the memory of academician Adkham Shikhalibeyli was shown.

Then academician Akif Alizadeh informed about the Expert Council creation for the preliminary discussion of theses for of ScD and PhD degree.

Academician Fakhraddin Kadirov spoke about the joint research of the IGG with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Doctor of physical-mathematical sciences Galina Martynova spoke about the research “Biomarkers and adamantoids of Azerbaijan medicinal oil (Naftalan)” (2021-2022), carried out within the framework of the project “Geochemistry of the worlds medicinal oil” (2021-2024).

Then academician Akif Alizadeh, Doctor of geological-mineralogical sciences, Professor Adil Aliyev and candidate of geological-mineralogical sciences Shahvaled Kocharli spoke about the realization of the research work “Geological study of Azerbaijan (1970-2020)”.

At the end of the meeting the issues of partial changes in the composition of the IGG Scientific Council were discussed, the results of admission to doctoral studies and dissertanture of the IGG, theses for degree of PhD in Earth Sciences degree were approved.