Iosif Shklovsky

Astronomer

1916 – 1985

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Who was Iosif Shklovsky?

Iosif Samuilovich Shklovsky was a Soviet astronomer and astrophysicist. He is remembered for work in theoretical astrophysics and other topics, as well as for his 1962 book on extraterrestrial life, the revised and expanded version of which was co-authored by American astronomer Carl Sagan in 1966 as "Intelligent Life in the Universe."

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

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Born
Jul 1, 1916
Hlukhiv
Nationality
  • Russia
Profession
Education
  • Moscow State University
Employment
  • Moscow State University
Died
Mar 3, 1985
Moscow

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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