Aleksandr LEBEDEV, USSR Physicist. Professor; full member, USSR Academy of Science, since 1943; Professor, Leningrad University, since 1924; Chief Editor, journal "Izvestiya Academy of Sciences USSR Seriya fizicheskaya” (News of the USSR Academy of Science Physics Series). Stalin Prize, 1947; Hero of Socialist Labor, 1957; three Order of Lenin; other orders; medals.
1939-1943 corresponding member, USSR Academy of Science. Deputy, Soviet of the Union, USSR Supreme Soviet of 1950 and 1954 convocation. Deputy Chairman, Soviet of the Union, USSR Supreme Soviet of 1954 convocation.
Specialist in electronic optics. 1919 at Leningrad Institute began research into process of optical glass fritting. 1931 built polarization interferometer, model of electron microscope, etc.
1916-1924 Professor, Petrograd (now Leningrad) University. 1957 Department Head, State Optical Institute.