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June 20, 2019

Karazin University Celebrates Ivan Tarapov’s Birthday


On June 20, Karazin University community is celebrating the birthday of the outstanding specialist in fluid mechanics, gas and plasma, Kharkiv University President (1975-1993), Ivan Tarapov.

After his postgraduate studies at the Department of Theoretical Mechanics (1953-1961), Ivan Tarapov was the Associate Professor of the Department of Theoretical Mechanics and of the Department of Computational Mathematics, Associate Dean of the School of Physics and Mathematics, Head of the Computing Center.

Since 1966, Ivan Tarapov held the position of the Head of the Department of Theoretical Mechanics at Kharkiv State University. In 1975, he defended his PhD thesis entitled “The Main Tasks of Hydrodynamics of Magnetizable and Polarizing Environments”, and the following year he obtained the rank of Professor. Due to Ivan Tarapov’s guidance, Kharkiv University greatly increased its scientific and technical potential, established new contacts with national and international scientific and educational centers.

Ivan Tarapov took an active part in public life. He was the author of more than 200 scientific papers, patents and inventions, repeatedly published in Ukraine and abroad, in particular, in India, Great Britain, Canada, the USA. In 1961-1963, he was an expert of the UNESCO at the Institute of Technology Bombay (India). He was awarded honorary medals for his scientific and educational activities.

Translation by Elvira Akhmedova

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