Ivan Kostov Nikolov (Bulgarian: Иван Костов Николов) (December 24, 1913 (O.S.) in Plovdiv, Bulgaria – March 31, 2004 in Sofia, Bulgaria) was a Bulgarian geologist, mineralogist and crystallographer.
Иван Костов Николов
|Born||24 December 1913O.S. |
|Died||31 March 2004 (aged 90)|
|Resting place||Central Sofia Cemetery|
|Alma mater||Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski"; Royal School of Mines, London Imperial College|
|Known for||Kostov's Classification of Minerals|
|Spouse||Maria Zgurova Slavova-Kostova|
|Fields||mineralogy; geology, X-ray crystallography|
|Institutions||Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski", London Imperial College, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, National Museum of Natural History (Bulgaria)|
|Thesis||Genesis of the Bulgarian Iron ore deposit Krepost (1941)|
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- President of the International Mineralogical Association (1982–1986)
- Honorary Fellow of the Geological Society of London
- Honorary Member of the Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland
- Honorary Member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
- Foreign Honorary Member of the Russian Mineralogical Society
- Foreign Member of the USSR Academy of Sciences
- Founder and Honorary President of the Bulgarian Mineralogical Society
- Doctor Honoris Causa of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
- Honorary citizen of Plovdiv
- The Institute of Mineralogy and Crystallography at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences was named after him.
- The mineral kostovite was named in his honour.
- A genus of cretaceous ammonites was named in his honour.
- Who's who in Science in Europe: A Biographical Guide in Science, Technology, Agriculture, and Medicine. Vol. 4. Longman. 1991. p. 56. ISBN 9780582086623.
- World Directory of Mineralogists. International Mineralogical Association. 1970. pp. 33, 34. ISBN 9782715901025.
- Bonev, Ivan K. (2004), "In Memoriam Academician Ivan Kostov (1913-2004)", Mineral. Mag., 68 (4): 709–711, doi:10.1180/S0026461X00041803, S2CID 232392431; via http://www.geology.bas.bg
- "In Memoriam: Ivan Kostov (24.12.1913-31.03.2004)" (PDF), Geologica Balcanica, 34 (3–4): 111–112, 2004, retrieved 3 May 2018
- Kostov, Ivan Nikolov (1979) in the Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Retrieved April 16, 2012.
- Костов, Руслан; Братанова, Фани (2013). Живот, посветен на науката, Академик Иван Костов, Планетарна импресия. Sofia: Prof. Marin Drinov Academic Publishing House.
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- Breskovski St. (1977), "Genres nouveaux du Crétacé inférieur de la famille Desmoceratidae Zittel, 1895 (Ammonoidea)", C.R. Acad. Bulg. Sci., 30 (10): 1463–1465
- "In Memoriam Ivan Kostov". Bulgarian Mineralogical Society, Accessed on 16 April 2012. Archived from the original on 2012-01-23.
- MacDonald, J.G. "Ivan Nicolov Kostov, 1913-2004". The Geological Society of London, Accessed on 16 April 2012.
- I Kostov publications indexed by Google Scholar
- Works by or about Ivan Kostov Nikolov in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
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