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Created 10.7.2006
Updated 14.12.2022

Biography
CHRISTO J. CHRISTOV
(12.06.1915 20.03.1990)
Born Christo Jankov Christov was born in Varna (12 June 1915)

Education

He studied physics and mathematics at the Sofia University (19341938) and specialized in theoretical physics in Paris (19381939) and Moscow (19561957)

Research

He worked on combination and axiomatic theory of physics and proposed axioms to classical mechanics, theory of relatyvity and quantum theory.

Professional experience

He started university career as assistant (05.01.1942). Later on he became associate professor (1947) and full professor (1951) on the chair of theoretical physics and took the chair on nuclear physics (19581967)

He was vice dean (19481956) and dean (19581960) of the Faculty of Physics and Mathematics

Ch. J. Christov was vice rector (19601962) and rector (19721973) of the University in Sofia

Bulgarian Academy of Sciences elected him as a member (1952) and a full member (1961), director of the Institute of Physics (1972) and a head of the Laboratory for cosmic rays on the Musala Mauntain (19621968)

He created Institute for Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy and was director (19731988) and head of a Laboratory (19731988)

He worked as a Vice President of Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna (19681970)

He was President of the Society of Physicists in Bulgaria (19711986)

Teaching activities

Ch. J. Christov initiated lectures on Mathematical Methodes on Physics (19471990) and lectred Electrodynamics (19471967) and Nuclear Particle Physics (19591975)

Awards

Ch. J. Christov received Dimitrovska Nagrada, Zaslujil Dejatel na Naukata (1969) and Naroden Dejatel na Naukata (1972)

Publications

  1. Ch. J. Christov, Uber die wanderund der molecule in einem gase, Akta physika, 6 (1956)

References

  1. N. Tonchev, On the Centenary of the burth of Christo Yankov Christov (1915 1990). Bulgarian Journal of Physics (2015) 42(2), s. 8992

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