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Boris Borisovich Golitsyn

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Boris Borisovich Golitsyn
Born18 February 1862[1]
Died4 May 1916 (aged 54)[1]
Saint Petersburg, Russia[1]
Alma materNaval Cadet Corps
University of Strasbourg[1]
Scientific career
InstitutionsImperial Moscow University[1]
Golitsyn seismograph at the National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo, Japan

Prince Boris Borisovich Golitsyn (Russian: Борис Борисович Голицын, 2 March [O.S. 18 February] 1862 – 17 May [O.S. 4 May] 1916) was a prominent Russian Empire physicist who invented the first electromagnetic seismograph in 1906. He was one of the founders of modern Seismology. In 1911 he was chosen to be the president of the International Seismology Association.[1]

He was a plenary speaker on the International Congress of mathematicians in Cambridge 1912,[2] and in 1916 was elected as member of the Royal Society.[1] He belonged to the Golitsyn family, one of the leading noble houses of Imperial Russia.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Голицын Борис Борисович. Great Soviet Encyclopedia
  2. ^ "Proceedings of the ICM". Archived from the original on 2014-02-11. Retrieved 2014-01-30.

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