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Prof. Nikolay N. Samus

Posted: Mar 21, 2022

Biographical sketch

Nikolay N. Samus, professor, PhD, DSci, was born in Kiev in 1949. Since 1952, lives in Moscow. Graduated from the M.V. Lomonosov Moscow University in 1973. PhD in astronomy: 1977. DSci in astrophysics: 1996. Professor in astrophysics: 2012. Leading researcher of the Institute of Astronomy of Russian Academy of Sciences and of the P.K. Sternberg Astronomical Institute of the M.V. Lomonosov State University, Moscow. N.N. Samus is the editor of the General Catalog of Variable Stars. He is now also engaged in the project of digitizing the Moscow stacks of astronomical plates, with simultaneous search for new variable stars. N.N. Samus is the co-chairman of the Eurasian Astronomical Society (the former Astronomical Society of the USSR). Winner of the Fyodor Bredikhin Prize of the Russian Academy of Sciences (2007).


Research Interests

The main fields of scientific interests are variable stars and globular star clusters.