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Iosif Samuilovich SHKLOVSKY

astrophysicist

Iosif SHKLOVSKY, USSR Astrophysicist. Professor; Doctor of Physico-Mathematical Science; Head,Department of Radio Astronomy, Shtemberg Astronomical Institute, Moscow, since 1944; Professor, Moscow University.

Background

SHKLOVSKY, Iosif was born in 1916.

Education

1938 graduated Moscow University.

Career

Developed theory of ionization of the solar corona. Carried out quantitative division of the Galaxy’s radio-frequency emission into thermal and non-thcrmal types. Studied origin of cosmic radiation in the envelopes of nova and super-nova stars.

Studied aurora polaris and infra-red emission of the night sky.

Religion

Religion is bad because it obstructs scientific research.

Views

Marxism–Leninism as the only truth could not, by its very nature, become outdated.