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Viktor Nikolaevich KONDRATEV

physical chemist

Viktor KONDRATEV, USSR Physical chemist. Full member, USSR Academy of Science, since 1953; associate, Institute of Chemical Physics, USSR Academy of Science, since 1931; member, Communist Party, 3. 1948. two Order of Lenin (2nd in 1954); Order of Red Banner of Labor; medals; Stalin Prize, 1946.

Background

KONDRATEV, Viktor was born in 1902.

Education

1924 graduated Leningrad Polytechn. Institute.

Career

1924-1931 associate, Physicotechn. Institute, USSR Academy of Science. 1955 member, Soviet delegation at Geneva International Conference on the Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy.

1943-1953 corresponding member, USSR Academy of Science. 1960 Bureau member,Department of Chemical Science, USSR Academy of Science. Main works deal with chemical kinetics, molecular spectroscopy, structure of matter, photochemistry, and elementary processes in chemical conversions, etc.

Religion

Religion obstructs scientific research and technological progress.

Views

Marxism–Leninism as the only truth could not, by its very nature, become outdated.