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Kozyrev, Aleksei Aleksandrovich, 1916-1989.
Oral history interview with Aleksei Aleksandrovich Kozyrev, 1987 December.
This interview with A. A. Kozyrev covers the early career of his brother, astrophysicist N. A. Kozyrev (1908-1983). N. A. Kozyrev's childhood in Irkutsk, where he first became interested in astronomy; the family's move to Leningrad, N. Kozyrez's student years at Leningrad State Universityi︣n particular his friendship with V. A. Ambartsumiana︣nd reminiscences of various professors. N. A. Kozyrev's years at Pulkovo Observatory; his contacts with various foreign astronomers, 1934 visit by S. Chandrasekhar, work on the Commission of Study of the Sun, relations with the observatory director, B. P. Gerasimovich (1889-1937). The interview deals at length with the worsening situation at Pulkovo that culminated in the mass arrests of astronomers beginning in October 1936. N. A. Kozyrev's arrest, imprisonment, transfer to a corrective labor camp, and ultimate release, through the intervention of G. A. Shain (1892-1956); brief mention of N. A. Kozyrev's experiences following his return to Pulkovo Observatory.
Ambart︠s︡umi︠a︡n, V. A. (Viktor Amazaspovich)
Chandrasekhar, S. (Subrahmanyan), 1910-1995-
Gerasimovich, B. P.
Kozyrev, Aleksei Aleksandrovich, 1916-1989.
Kozyrev, N. A.
Shain, G. A.
Commission of Study of the Sun
Leningrad State University
Pulkovo Observatory
Astronomy -- Study and teaching.
Political prisoners -- Soviet Union.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Transcripts. aat
Astronomers -- Soviet Union.
McCutcheon, Robert A., interviewer.
AIP-ICOS
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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