Article ID: CBB001211377

S. I. Vavilov as Researcher and Popularizer of M. V. Lomonosov's Contributions to Science (2011)


Orel, Vítězslav (Author)

VIET: Voprosy Istorii Estestvoznaniia i Tekhniki
Volume: 11, no. 1
Issue: 1
Pages: 3-13

Publication Date: 2011
Edition Details: [Translated title.] In Russian.
Language: Russian

This essay heralds upcoming celebrations of two jubilees in 2011 - he 300th anniversary of M. V. Lomonosov's birth and the 120th anniversary of S.I. Vavilov's birth - and focuses on Vavilov's contributions to the study and popularization of Lomonosov's life and scientific activities. Vavilov held a great interest in the history of science. He authored a series of historical works; was a member of the Academic Council of the Institute for the History of Science and Technology at the Soviet Academy of Sciences from 1932 to 1938, where he also chaired the history of physics and mathematics section; became chairman of the Commission on the History of the Academy of Sciences in 1938; and joined the Academic Council of the Institute for the History of the Natural Sciences in 1944. Vavilov devoted particular attention to Lomonosov's scientific endeavors and contributions to the development of Russian culture and education, and he wrote many works on these themes. Upon his election to the presidency of the Soviet Academy of Sciences, Vavilov initiated the creation of the M. V. Lomonosov Museum at the Kunstkamera, as well as the publication of a complete edition of Lomonosov's works.

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Authors & Contributors
Usitalo, Steven A.
Kurmacheva, Maiia D.
David-Fox, Michael
Ermolaeva, Iuliia Nikiforovna
Ammosova, M. K.
Andrews, James T.
VIET: Voprosy Istorii Estestvoznaniia i Tekhniki
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society: An International Journal
Archive for History of Exact Sciences
Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences
Dynamis: Acta Hispanica ad Medicinae Scientiarumque Historiam Illustrandam
Texas A&M University Press
World Scientific
Academic Studies Press
McGill University (Canada)
Historians of science, modern
Memorials; commemorations
Societies; institutions; academies
Lomonosov, Mikhail Vasilevich
Darwin, Charles Robert
Britton, John P.
Lysenko, Trofim Denisovich
Dobzhansky, Theodosius
Dunn, Leslie Clarence
Time Periods
20th century
18th century
19th century
21st century
20th century, early
Soviet Union
Russia; Baltic States; Finland
United States
Akademiia Nauk SSSR
Genetics Society of America
Universitet Kazan

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