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May 29, 2016

Karazin University Celebrates Kirill Sinelnikov's Birthday


It is this day 115 years ago, on May 29, 1901, the famous Ukrainian physicist-experimentalist, Merited Worker of Science of the USSR, Professor of Karazin University, Kirill Sinelnikov, was born. He laid the foundations of nuclear physics development in the USSR by supervising atom fission for the first time in the Soviet Union in 1932.

Professor Sinelnikov was the Head of the Department of Experimental Physics three years later. During the Second World War in Kzyl-Orda, physics at the evacuated university was represented by only one department headed by Kirill Sinelnikov, and, what is more, scientific research was extensively conducted in different fields of physics.

In 1948, Professor Sinelnikov became a full member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, and three years later he received the honorary title of Merited Worker of Science of the USSR. He headed the Department of Plasma Physics of the newly created School of Physics and Technology since 1962. In 1975, Kirill Sinelnikov Prize was established.

Professor Sinelnikov was the author of about 200 scientific works and inventions in physics of dielectrics, semiconductors, physics and high-voltage engineering, nuclear physics, physics and vacuum engineering. Academician Kirill Sinelnikov was a talented experimenter and inventor, an expert in nuclear experiments, an organizer of research, a creator of the nuclear physics school.

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