Putin and Mishustin congratulated the academician Velikhov of the 85th anniversary

Honorary President of the Kurchatov Institute, academician Evgeny Velikhov age of 85 years. With the anniversary of the scientist congratulated Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin.

In his congratulatory telegram the head of state, posted on the Kremlin website, noted the personal contribution of academician in the development of the Academy of Sciences and the Kurchatov Institute and its work on strengthening economic and defense potential of the country.

On the government website lists merit Velikhov in the field of nuclear science and noted his contribution to the fact that they are nits. Kurchatova involved in large-scale projects of world level, to strengthen the international cooperation in the field of nuclear science.

after Graduating in 1958 the physics Department of Moscow state University, Velikhov went all the way at the Kurchatov Institute: from research assistant and Junior researcher to Director and honorary President. Among the merits of the academician – participation in liquidation of accident at Chernobyl NPP. Research interests Velikhov: plasma physics, controlled thermonuclear fusion, magnetohydrodynamic pulse generators high power, energy, gas and technology lasers. He is the author of more than 150 scientific publications, a number of inventions and discoveries.

In honor of academician named space body, the orbit of which is at 32 million kilometers. On 12 September 1992 He was awarded the official designation “Minor planet No. 3601 Velikhov”.