Mikhail Kovalchuk

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Mikhail Kovalchuk in 2007

Mikhail Valentinovich Kovalchuk (Russian: Михаил Валентинович Ковальчук; born September 21, 1946, in Leningrad, Soviet Union) is a Russian physicist and official. He is a brother of Yury Kovalchuk.

Since May 26, 2000 Mikhail Kovalchuk has been an Associate Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences in physics.

Since 2001 he has been the Scientific Secretary of the Council for Science and High Technologies attached to the President of the Russian Federation.

Since February 2005 he has been the Director of the Kurchatov Institute.

In June 2007 by a decision of the Russian Academy of Sciences Presidium Mikhail Kovalchuk was appointed acting vice-president of the Academy for nanotechnology. As the Academy Charter stipulates that only full members are eligible for vice-presidency, Kovalchuk, being an associate member, can only be acting vice-president, unless the charter is modified or he is elected full member.

The RAS rejected Kovalchuk's application for full membership in May 2008.[1]

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  1. ^ Blomfield, Adrian (2008-05-30). "Russian scientists reject Vladimir Putin ally". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2008-06-01. [dead link]

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