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Created 10.7.2006
Updated 8.10.2021

Biography
LJUBOMIR KRASTANOV
(15.11.1908 – 08.05.1977)

Born: In Pleven.

Education:

Sofia University Faculty of Physics and Mathematics graduated him (1931).

Prof. Ivan N. Stranski was Director of his Ph.D. study "Ionic Cristals Precipitation one on the top of the others" (1938).

He had Post Doctoral specialization in the University of Leibzig (1940–1941).

Research:

Theoretical Meteorology and Geophisics were the areas of his research. He investigated physics of clouds and rainfall, condensation and crystallization processes in the atmosphere, and turbulence in the grounded air layer.

Professional experience:

Ljubomir Krastanov was elected Asociate Professor (1947), Full Professor (1951), Coressponding Member of BAS (1947), Member (1961) and President of the BAS (1962–1968).

He worked in the Central Meteorologic Institute (1932–1950) and was it Director (1950–1959). He managed the BAS Physical Institute Section (1947–1961) and Geophysical Institute (1960–1977).

Teaching activities:

He was Technical University Private Professor on meteorology (1946–1947), and Sofia University Professor on meteorology and geophisics (1958 – 1974).

Civic activities:

He was editor of the Bulgarian Encyclopaedia (1963–1969) and (1974).

Awards:

For explaination of the mechanism of condensation processes in atmosphere he was awarded.

Publication:

  1. L. Krastanov, Uber die Rolle der Kondensationskerne bei den Kondensationsvorgangen in der Atmosphare, Meteorologische Zeitschrift, Braunschweig 53, 4 (1936) 121-125

  2. L. Krastanov, I. N. Stranski, R. Kaishev, Beitrag zur Frage der Gleichgewichtsform homoopolarer Kristalle, Zeitschrift fur Kristallographie, Leibzig, 88 (1934) 325-329

  3. L. Krastanov, R. Kaishev, Uber das Verhaltnis ?n/6m bei Kristallen und Flussigkeiten, Zeitschrift fur Physikalische Chemie, Abt. B, Leibzig, 23, 1-2 (1933) 155-162

  4. L. Krastanov, I. N. Stranski, Notiz zur Frage der Gleichgewicgtsform homoopolarer Kristalle, Zeitschrift fur Kristallographie, Leibzig, 83 (1932) 155-156

References:

  1. 100 години Българска академия на науките 1869–1969, София, Изд. БАН (1969) 352-355

  2. Академик Любомир Кръстанов (1908–1977), Физико-математическо списание, 1 (1978) 83-84

  3. М. Замфиров, Академик Любомир Кръстанов – 100 години от раждането на изтъкнатия геофизик, метеоролог, физикохимик и организатор на науката, Светът на физиката, 1 (2009) 82-96

  4. Л. Спасов, Г. Камишева, Милко Борисов за себе си и другите за него, София, Акад. изд. "Проф. М. Дринов" (2008) с. 205

  5. Г. Милошев, Сто години от рождението на акад. Любомир Кръстанов – живот дейност и научно наследство, Bulgarian Geophysical Journal, 34, 19-25 (2008)

  6. Г. Милошев, Сто години от рождението на акад. Любомир Кръстанов – живот дейност и научно наследство, Bulgarian Geophysical Journal, Юбилейно издание, посветено на 100 годишнината от рождението на акад. Л. Кръстанов, ред. К. Ганев, 34, 19-25 (2008)

  7. В. Андреев, Академик Любомир Кръстанов и българската метеорологична и хидрометеорологична служба, Bulgarian Geophysical Journal, Юбилейно издание, посветено на 100 годишнината от рождението на акад. Л. Кръстанов, ред. К. Ганев, 34, 44-54 (2008)

  8. И. Кутиев, Академик Любомир Кръстанов и космическите изследвания в България, Bulgarian Geophysical Journal, Юбилейно издание, посветено на 100 годишнината от рождението на акад. Л. Кръстанов, ред. К. Ганев, 34, 55-63 (2008)

  9. М. Ковачева, Акад. Любомир Кръстанов и секция "Земен магнетизъм и гравиметри", Bulgarian Geophysical Journal, Юбилейно издание, посветено на 100 годишнината от рождението на акад. Л. Кръстанов, ред. К. Ганев, 34, 63-64 (2008)

  10. Научен архив на БАН, ф. 116

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