Boris Yakovlevich Zeldovich

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Boris Yakovlevich Zeldovich
Born23 April 1944
Moscow, Soviet Union
(present-day Russia)
Died16 December 2018(2018-12-16) (aged 74)
CitizenshipRussia, United States
Alma materMoscow State University
AwardsUSSR State Award (1983)
Max Born Award (1997)
Scientific career
Non-linear optics
Optical waveguides
InstitutionsP.N. Lebedev Physical Institute
Institute of Electrophysics of the Ural Branch of RAS
University of Central Florida College of Optics and Photonics

Boris Yakovlevich Zeldovich (Russian: Бори́с Я́ковлевич Зельдо́вич; 23 April 1944 – 16 December 2018) was a Russian-American physicist and a son of the famous Soviet physicist Yakov Borisovich Zeldovich. He was doctor of the Physical and Mathematical sciences (from 1981) and a corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences.[1] Since 1994 Zeldovich worked as a professor at the College of Optics and Photonics at the University of Central Florida.[2] During his lifetime he received a number of prestigious awards, including the USSR State Prize in 1983 and the Max Born Award in Physical Optics from the Optical Society (OSA) in 1997.[2][3]

The scientific interests of Boris Zeldovich lay in the fields of non-linear optics, optical waveguide theory and optical holography. He died on 16 December 2018 at the age of 74.[4]


  1. ^ "Zeldovich, Boris Yakovlevich". Russian Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 27 December 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Dr. Boris Y. Zeldovich". CREOL, The College of Optics & Photonics. Retrieved 27 December 2018.
  3. ^ V. S. Boge, V. A. Chernozemtsev, eds. (2001). "Zeldovich Boris Yakovlevich". Chelyabinsk. Entsiklopediya (in Russian). Chelyabinsk: Kamennyi Poyas. ISBN 5-88771-026-8. Retrieved 27 December 2018.CS1 maint: Uses editors parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Professor Boris Zeldovich passes away at age 74". CREOL, The College of Optics & Photonics. 18 December 2018. Retrieved 27 December 2018.