19.09.2018 
  

THE MAIN DATES OF G.V. KURDYUMOV’S LIFE AND ACTIVITIES

G.V. Kurdyumov was born on February 14, 1902 in Rylsk, Kursk Province.

1909-1917 – Study at primary school and gymnasium
1918-1919 – Study at Rylsk secondary level united labour school
1919 – Teacher at Red Army School, organizer of Rylsk People’s University, after its opening – Chairman of the Council
1920 – Instructor-trainee in Rylsk District Union of Cooperatives, teacher at primary school in Komarovka village in Rylsk uyezd and school instructor in the volost.
1921-1926 – Student of the Leningrad Polytechnic Institute
1926-1928 – Postgraduate student of the Leningrad Physical-Technical Institute
1928-1929 – Associate Professor of the Leningrad Polytechnic Institute
1929-1930 – Academic visit to Germany
1930-1932 – The Head of the X-ray Metallographic Laboratory at the Leningrad Physical-Technical Institute
1932-1944 – The Head of the X-ray Laboratory at the Dnipropetrovsk Physical-Technical Institute
1933-1941 – Permanent Counselor of the X-ray Laboratory in Mariupol Illich Plant
1933 – Confirmed in the rank of Professor
1935-1939 – Member of plenum of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Executive Committee
1937 – Confirmed in the degree of Doctor of Physico-Mathematical Sciences (without defence of doctoral thesis)
1937-1939 – Acting director of the DPTI
1939 – Elected a Full Member of AS UkSSR
1939-1948 – Member of the Presidium of AS UkSSR
1941-1944 – Evacuated to Magnitogorsk together with DPTI
1942-1944 – Chairman of the Committee for Help of Scientists to a Front attached to the Magnitogorsk city committee of the Communist Party
1943 – Received the award of People's Commissariat of the Tank Industry
1944-1978 – Director of the Institute of Metallurgy and Physics of Metals, the Central Research Institute for Ferrous Metallurgy
1945 – Received the Order of the Red Banner of Labour and the medal "For Valiant Labour in the Great Patriotic War 1941–1945"
1945-1951 – Founding Director of the Laboratory for Metal Physics in Academy of Sciences of UkSSR (Kiev) (on a part-time basis)
1946 – Elected a Corresponding Member of AS USSR
1949 – The Supreme State Stalin Prize
1949-1955 – Member of the Presidential Academic Council and Member of the Technical Section of AS USSR
1953 – Elected a Member of Academy of Sciences USSR
1954 – Received the Order of Lenin
1955-1961 – Deputy Academician-Secretary of the Department of Physico-Mathematical Sciences and since 1961 – of the Department of General Physics and Astronomy
1958 – Received the Order of the Red Banner of Labour
1959 – Lecturer of the 12th Hatfield Memorial Lecture of the British Institute for Iron and Steel
1962 – Received the Order of Lenin
1962 – Lecturer of the annual lecture of the Institute of Metals at the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers
1962-1978 – Chairman of the Joint Scientific Council AS USSR on solid state physics
1963-1973 – Founding Director (on a voluntary basis) of the Institute of Solid State Physics AS USSR in Chernogolovka
1965 – Elected an Honorary Member of the American Metallurgical Society (the highest award of the Society)
1966 – Received the highest award of the French Metallurgical Society “Le Chatelier Big Medal”
1967 – Received an Honorably Doctor degree at the University of Mining and Metallurgy in Krakow
1969 – Received the Order of Lenin and the Honorary Title “Hero of Socialist Labour”
1969 – Elected a Foreign Member of Academy of Sciences in GDR
1972 – Received the Order of the October Revolution
1973 – Received the highest award of the German Society of Physical Metallurgy “E.Hein Commemorative Medal”
1975 Received the Order of Lenin
1975 – Elected an Honorary Member of the Japan Institute of Metals
1977 – Elected a Member of the National Academy of Engineering in the USA
1978 – Senior Researcher-Counselor of the Institute of Solid State Physics AS USSR
1979 – Received the D.K. Chernov Gold Medal
1982 – Received the Order of Lenin
1984 – Received the UkSSR State Prize
1985 – Received the A. Martens Medal from the West Berlin Physicometallurgical Society

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