Iosif Samuilovich Shklovsky


Born
in Glukhov, Ukraine
July 01, 1916

Died
March 03, 1985

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Iosif Samuilovich Shklovsky was a Soviet astronomer and astrophysicist. His last name is sometimes given as Shklovskii or Shklovskij, and his first name is sometimes given as Josif or Josef. He is remembered for work in theoretical astrophysics and other topics.

He won the Lenin Prize in 1960 and the Bruce Medal in 1972. Asteroid 2849 Shklovskij is named in his honor. He was a Corresponding Member of Soviet Academy of Sciences beginning in 1966

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