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Created 18.3.2024
Updated 19.3.2024

Biography
Christjo Ivanov Christofv
(12.07.1900 16.09.1969)

Born

Christjo Christofv was born in Silistra in the family Ivan and Dafinka Chistoff. They live in Sofia from 1913

Education

He studied medicine in Romania, and graduate mining engineering from Germany

Professional experience

For a short time, he worked in Bulgarian Post Office and in the State Railways

He was a professor on physics, technology, and chemistry of powerful explosives at the Sofia Military School. Bulgarian Government awarded him with Gold Medal for Science (1933)

In Sofia, he established leater factory, "Alyaska" electrochemical factory, "Edison" factory for electrotechnical equipment, and "Altos" factory for chemicals and drugs. He was the owner of the newspaper "Sofia News"

Research center for surgical equipment in Toronto Canada appointed him after World War Second

He was director of the research institute for surgical instruments in Champaign, US

Christjo Christofv was a consultant on a secret mission to the US Army up to 11 September 1962, when he and his family became American citizen and US Government awarded him for his outstanding service

Research

He invented "System for affecting the train while moving to prevent accidents"

He modernized telephone messages

He improved shooting accuracy

Christofv descovered Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) at a military trayning ground in Gorna Banya (12 August 1932)

Publications

  1. Dr. Ch. Christofv, U.S. Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information, 5 August 1959

References
  1. F. Gianelli, Arizona gets recognition, The Arizona Republic, 4 December 1971, Page 29

  2. D. Gulow, Elektromagnetische Impulse (2007)

  3. The mam who learned to see atomic cheaters, The Miami News, 24 November 1963, page 11

  4. Half of bomb output held Geneva's goal, Chicago Tribune, 3 March 1963, page 27

  5. M. Pandev, US Posses detection devices, The Arizona Reublic, 16 September 1963, page 1-10

  6. Million Asked in Dog's Death, Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester, New York, 30 July 1965, Page 9

  7. Anti-Fatigue Device: Little Black Box May Save Lives, The Ottawa Journal, 23 September 1967, Page 43

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