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Aleksandr Pavlovich Vinogradov Edit Profile

geochemist , biogeochemist and analytical chemist

Aleksandr VINOGRADOV, USSR Geochemist, biogeochemist and analytical chemist. Full member, USSR Academy of Science, since 1953; Director, Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry, USSR Academy of Science, since 1948. Hero of Socialist Labor, 1949; two Stalin Prizes, 1949, 1951; three Order of Lenin; two Order of Red Banner of Labor; medals.

Background

VINOGRADOV, Aleksandr was born in 1895.

Education

1924 graduated Military Medicine Academy, and Chemistry Faculty, Leningrad University.

Career

1943-1953 corresponding member, USSR Academy of Science. Since 1961 Deputy Chairman, Peace Fund, Soviet Committee the Defense of Peace. At 1955 International Conference on the Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy at Geneva presented papers on “Research on Direct Physico-Chemical Methods of Quantitative Analysis of Uranium and Other Admixture Elements in a Pure Form”, “Methods of Developing Uranium and Thorium Deposits” and “Physico-Chemical Methods of Controlling Uranium Production”.

Continued Professor V. I. Vernadsky’s research into natural laws of distribution of chemical elements in upper part of earth’s crust. Research into composition of primary rocks, from which earth’s sedimentary crust was formed. Gave geochemical account of 40 rare and dispersed chemical elements in various soil zones.

Since 1928 employed in various science institutes of USSR Academy of Science.

Religion

Religion obstructs scientific research and technological progress.

Views

Marxism–Leninism as the only truth could not, by its very nature, become outdated.