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Sergey Nikolaevich VERNOV

physicist

Sergey VERNOV, USSR Physicist. Professor, Moscow University, since 1944; Doctor of Physico-Mathematical Science; corresponding member, USSR Academy of Science, since 1953. Stalin Prize, 1949; Lenin Prize, 1960.

Background

VERNOV, Sergey was born in 1910.

Education

1931 graduated Leningrad Polytechn. Institute.

Career

Developed special automatic apparatus for studying nature and properties of cosmic rays in upper layers of atmosphere. Designed automatic apparatus for rockets and artificial earth satellites. Studied transitional effects in stratosphere and ascertained origin of “soft” component in radiation.

1931-1935 Radium Institute, USSR Academy of Science. Since 1936, Physics Institute, USSR Academy of Science.

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.

Views

Marxism–Leninism as the only truth could not, by its very nature, become outdated.