Scientist Vladislav Pustovoit, who discovered gravitational waves, dies

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Scientist Vladislav Pustovoit, who discovered gravitational waves, dies

Scientist Vladislav Pustovoit, who discovered gravitational waves, dies

Russian academician Vladislav Pustovoit died at the age of 84. He became one of the discoverers of gravitational waves, 360 reports.

“A Russian scientist, a specialist in the field of acoustoelectronics, acousto-optics, semiconductor physics, optoelectronics, laureate of the USSR and RF State Prizes, Doctor of Physics and Mathematics, Professor, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences Vladislav Ivanovich Pustovoit has died,” says the obituary on the instrumentation RAS.

It is known that back in the early 1960s, Pustovoit proposed using a Michelson interferometer to detect gravitational waves. Subsequently, this method was used by scientists from the USA, Japan and European countries.

Vladislav Pustovoit became the winner of the State Prize of Russia for 2018. He received the prize in the field of science and technology together with Professor of Moscow State University Valery Mitrofanov and Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences Efim Khazanov.

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