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Mitrofan Stepanovich ZVEREV

astronomer

Mitrofan ZVEREV, USSR Astronomer. Professor; corresponding member, USSR Academy of Science, since 1953; Deputy Director, Main Astronomical Observatory, USSR Academy of Science, Pulkovo, since 1951. Member, Communist Party, since 1947.

Background

ZVEREV, Mitrofan was born in 1903.

Education

1929 graduated Moscow Conservatory. 1931 graduated Moscow University.

Career

Specialist in meridional astronomy. Carried out observations on the meridional circle at Moscow and Pulkovo. Has compiled a series of stellar catalogues, including a catalogue of geodetical stars and a catalogue of fundamental faint stars.

Organized work on an international scale needed to compile a new fundamental coordinates system, i. e., a catalogue of faint stars. Has also done research on the time service, gravimetry and variable stars. 1931-1951 at Shternberg Astronomical Institute, Moscow.

1938-1948 instructor, 1948-1952 Professor, Moscow University.

Religion

Religion obstructs scientific research and technological progress.

Politics

Member, Communist Party, since 1947.

Views

Marxism–Leninism as the only truth could not, by its very nature, become outdated.

Membership

Member, Communist Party, since 1947.