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Academicians Yershov, Spirin and Troubetzkoy have become this years Demidov Prize winners. The awards are paid from Demidov Scientific Foundation, financed by business and industrial circles of Ural. Same as in the past, this year Demidov Prize amount is one million rubles for each winner.


Andrey Kolmogorov was the Soviet king of mathematics - he reigned everything, which had numbers in it.


Emil Lenz was among those geniuses, whose playground lied in several scientific fields. What we would have done without Lenz's law, I wonder?


Mstislav Keldysh is a world famous mathematician and physicist of Russian origin, father of space flights.


Kibalchich Nikolai Ivanovich, a famous Russian inventor and father of first Russian jet engine and flying vehicle and a revolutionary, did his best to make the world better.


Yuri Lisyansky, world-famous Russian voyager, was the first three times in his life: he was the first Russian to complete round-the-world sea voyage; he discovered an island in the Pacific and found the way from Russian America to Kronstadt


Ivan Petrovich Kulibin is a famous Russian self-taught engineer and inventor, whose name became common for all technically gifted persons.


Total of Eulers works boggles imagination over 800 published works amount to 30 000 printed pages and consist of 600 articles for Saint-Petersburgs Academy of Sciences, 130 articles published in Berlin, 30 articles for various European journals, 15 memoir volumes and 40 other books all this will come off the press as 72 volumes of Eulers scientific heritage (Opera omnia).


Leonard Euler is a genial Swiss-born mathematician and founder of Russian school of mathematics. Tireless scientist writes about 30 000 pages, touching nearly every natural science.


Pavel Yablochkov, Russian electric engineer, inventor and entrepreneur, is the giant on whose "arcing" shoulders stands Thomas Edison with his incandescent lamps.


Trofim Denisovich Lysenko is a well-known Russian scientist, biologist and agronomist, academician of Russian Academy of Sciences and winner of numerous national prizes, who nearly killed genetics


Nikolay Ivanovich Vavilov, world famous Russian botanist, plant-breeder, geneticist, geographer and science organizer, is killed for bringing knowledge to mankind


The majority of encyclopedic sources state the year, when conventional light-emitting diodes first appeared, to be 1962, soon after diode laser has been invented. However, light-emitting diodes have appeared much earlier, as a result of the research of Soviet inventor, physicist Oleg Vladimirovich Losev


Alexander Stepanovich Popov, Russian physicist and electrical engineer, is famous for his invention of wireless electrical communication.


Vernadsky, Vladimir Ivanovich, Russian mineralogist, crystallographer, geologist, geochemist and etc. is born in Saint Petersburg on March 12, 1863.


Bearing the Title of Hero of Socialist Labour, being the winner of the Lenin Prize (one of the highest awards in the USSR) and the academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Sergey Pavlovich Korolev is a creator of Russian strategic missile weapons of medium and intercontinental range and founder of applied space exploration.


   




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