graduate of 1961
Faculty, specialty:Faculty of Physics
Period of study: 1956-1961
Brief biographical note:
He was born in Mogilev in the family of an engineer.
His research works are related to laser physics, spectroscopy of complex organic compounds, and biophysics. When studying the properties of ruby and neodymium lasers, the phenomenon of absorption of excited ruby was discovered. Theoretically justified, and later received laser radiation on organic dyes. He made a significant contribution to the development of dye lasers covering the entire visible and adjacent UV and IR spectrum. He developed the scientific basis for the non-resonant interaction of laser radiation with biological objects, and showed the possibilities of manipulating them in an interference laser field.
Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (1991; corresponding member since 1984); State Prize of the USSR (1972). Head of the Laboratory of generating organic compounds (1970); the Deputy Director of the Institute of physics, Academy of Sciences for scientific work (1987-1998); Chairman of the Higher attestation Commission of the Republic of Belarus (2002-2006); first Deputy Head of the presidential Administration (2006-2008); Deputy Chairman of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly (since 2008); Deputy Chairman of the Council for cooperation of local self-government bodies under the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly (since 2008); Chairman of the Committee on the State prize of Belarus (since 2008); Chairman of the Board of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus of the fifth convocation (2012-2015);State prize of the Republic of Belarus (1994); the Order of Francysk Skaryna (2000).