Evgeni Kharadze (Georgian: ევგენი ხარაძე; October 31, 1907 – October 10, 2001) was a Georgian astronomer, public figure and statesman. Member of the Academy of Sciences of the Soviet Union (1984), full member of the Georgian Academy of Sciences (1955).[1]

Evgeni Kharadze
Born(1907-10-31)31 October 1907
Died10 October 2001(2001-10-10) (aged 93)
Alma materTbilisi State University
Scientific career
InstitutionsTbilisi State University
Georgian Academy of Sciences

Seventeenth rector of the Tbilisi State University (1959–1966), vice-president (1972–1980) and president (1980–1986) of the Georgian SSR Academy of Sciences. Vice-president of International Astronomical Union (1976–1982), director of Abastumani Astrophysical Observatory (1932–1992). A member of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1942.[2]

Kharadze was born in Tbilisi, October 31, 1907 into the family of an employee of the Transcaucasus Railway. In 1930 he graduated from Tbilisi State University. Since 1949 he has been a Professor of the same university. Kharadze's monograph “Catalogue of the Color Indices of 14000 Stars and Investigation of Light Absorption in the Galaxy on the Basis of Color Indices of Stars” was published in 1952.[3] He was the author of a fundamental handbook “The Course of General Astrophysics” and two volumes of “Principles of Astronomy” in Georgian.[4] The asteroid 1247 discovered by the Richard Martin West was named after Evgeni Kharadze.[5]

References Edit

  1. ^ Evgeni Kharadze | Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University
  2. ^ Развитие астрономии в СССР. — Москва: Наука, 1967.
  3. ^ Evgeni Kharadze | Abastumani Astrophysical Observatory
  4. ^ Мгалоблишвили Л. И. Три президента Академии наук Грузии: Штрихи к портретам Н. И. Мусхешвили, И. Н. Векуа, Е. К. Харадзе
  5. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. — Fifth Revised and Enlarged Edition. — B., Heidelberg, N. Y.: Springer, 2003. — P. 174.