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Created 10.7.2006
Updated 19.1.2024

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 (19401941).

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 (19621968).

He worked in the Central Meteorologic Institute (19321950) and was it Director (19501959). He managed the BAS Physical Institute Section (19471961) and Geophysical Institute (19601977).

Teaching activities:

He was Technical University Private Professor on meteorology (19461947), and Sofia University Professor on meteorology and geophisics (1958 1974).

Civic activities:

He was editor of the Bulgarian Encyclopaedia (19631969) 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. V. Tassev, B. David, Stranski, Krastanov i Kaischew and their influence on the founding of crystal growth theory, Journal of Crystal Growth, 310 (18) 4209-4216 (2008)

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