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Boris Vasilevich YEROFEEV

physical chemist

Boris YEROFEEV, USSR Physical chemist. Full member, Belarusian Academy of Sciences, since 1940; Director, Institute of Physical and Organic Chemistry, Belarusian Academy of Sciences, since 1953. Stalin Prize, 1946. Member, Communist Party, since 1946.

Background

YEROFEEV, Boris was born in 1909.

Education

1930 graduated Moscow University.

Career

1931-1935 at Nitrogen Institute, Moscow. 1936-1938 at Institute of Organic Chemistry, USSR Academy of Science. 1939-1941 Director, Institute of Physical and Organic Chemistry, Belarusian Academy of Sciences.

1943-1950 at All-Union Institute of Aviation Materials. Gave generalized equation for chemical kinetics, a new form of equation for kinetics of consecutive reactions of the first order and proved that many reactions of solids act via the genesis and growth of nuclei of the solid product. Science Director, Plastics Laboratory, Minsk MetalPlastic Products Plant.

Religion

Since religion offers a complete set of answers to the problems of purpose, morality, origins, or science, it discourages exploration of those areas by suppressing curiosity, denies its followers a broader perspective, and prevents social, moral and scientific progress.

Politics

Member, Communist Party, since 1946.

Views

Marxism–Leninism as the only truth could not, by its very nature, become outdated.

Membership

Member, Communist Party, since 1946.