Mikhail Molodenskii

Physicist, Deceased Person

1909 – 1991

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Who was Mikhail Molodenskii?

Mikhail Sergeevich Molodenskii was a famous Soviet physical geodesist. He was once said to be "probably the only geodesist who would have deserved a Nobel prize"

He graduated from Moscow State University, since 1946 he worked for the Institute of Earth Physics. He created an original theory for determining of the Earth shape and its gravitational field based on the surface measurement, built the first Soviet gravimeter, developed a theory of the nutation of Earth. He won the Stalin Prize and the Lenin Prize. His legacy includes the Molodensky transformations, which are commonly used to transform between geodetic datums.

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Born
1909
Also known as
  • Молоденский, Михаил Сергеевич
  • 米哈伊尔·莫洛坚斯基
Profession
Education
  • Moscow State University
Died
Nov 12, 1991

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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