March 6, 1918|
Moscow, Russia, USSR
|Died||September 29, 1994(aged 76)|
|Fields||theoretical physics, kinetic theory|
|Alma mater||Moscow State University|
|Doctoral advisor||Nikolay Bogolyubov|
|Known for||significant contribution to kinetic theory|
Gurov was born in Moscow, Russia, in the family of a military officer. In 1936, he was accepted without examinations to the Faculty of Physics and Mathematics in Moscow State University (MSU) and graduated from MSU in 1941, obtaining Diploma with Honour.
In 1944, he started to work in MSU as a PhD student under supervision of Nikolay Bogolyubov on problems of kinetic theory of quantum systems. Since 1954 and until the rest of his life Kirill Gurov worked at the A. A. Baikov Institute of Metallurgy and Material Science (IMMS).
At the IMMS, Kirill Gurov worked on analysis of the diffusion processes and the corresponding phase transitions in alloys. Since the middle of the 1970s, he worked on developing materials for space projects, participated in the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, and studied the effects of zero gravity on material properties.
- Gurov K. P. (1966). Foundations of the Kinetic Theory. Method of N. N. Bogolyubov (in Russian). Moscow: Nauka.
- Nikolay Bogolyubov, Kirill Gurov (1947). "Kinetic equations in quantum mechanics". JETP. 17 (7): 614–628.