Iosif Shklovsky, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Iosif Shklovsky

Soviet astronomer

Date of Birth: 18-Jun-1916

Place of Birth: Hlukhiv, Sumy Oblast, Ukraine

Date of Death: 03-Mar-1985

Profession: astronomer, astrophysicist

Zodiac Sign: Gemini


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About Iosif Shklovsky

  • Iosif Samuilovich Shklovsky (Russian: ??´??? ?????´????? ????´?????; sometimes transliterated Josif, Josif, Shklovskii, Shklovskij) (1 July 1916 – 3 March 1985) was a Soviet astronomer and astrophysicist.
  • He is remembered for work in theoretical astrophysics and other topics, as well as for his 1962 book on extraterrestrial life, the revised and expanded version of which was co-authored by American astronomer Carl Sagan in 1966 as Intelligent Life in the Universe. He won the Lenin Prize in 1960 and the Bruce Medal in 1972.
  • Asteroid 2849 Shklovskij and the crater Shklovsky (on the Martian moon Phobos) are named in his honor.
  • He was a Corresponding Member of Soviet Academy of Sciences since 1966.

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