Vadym Kaydash

Vadym Kaydash (born 1971) is a Ukrainian astronomer, specialist in spectroscopy and polarimetry of Small Solar System bodies, director of the Institute of Astronomy of Kharkiv National University,[1] recipient of the State Prize of Ukraine in Science and Technology (2010).[2]

Vadym Kaydash
Кайдаш Вадим Григорович
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Born (1971-10-09)9 October 1971
CitizenshipSoviet Union,
Alma materKharkiv University
Scientific career
InstitutionsKharkiv Observatory
Doctoral advisorYuriy G. Shkuratov


Vadym Kaydash was born in Kharkiv.[1] In 1988–1993, he studied at the School of Physics of Kharkiv State University. In 1994–1997, he was a PhD student of Kharkiv University, and in 1999 he defended his PhD thesis "Prediction of chemical composition and zoning of the surface of the visible hemisphere of the Moon according to the optical measurements".

Since 1997 he has been working at the Institute of Astronomy of Kharkiv National University. In 2012, he took the position of head of the Department of Remote Sensing of Planets at the Institute of Astronomy, and in 2014 he was elected Director of the Institute of Astronomy.

Since 2014, he has been working as an associate professor at the Department of Astronomy and Space Informatics of Kharkiv National University. He teaches courses "Mathematical Modeling", "Computer Science and Programming".[3]

Scientific resultsEdit

Vadym Kaidash worked on determining the composition of lunar soil according to the Clementine spacecraft, studied optical anomalies of the lunar surface by the data of Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (NASA), SELENE (JAXA), Smart-1 (ESA), and also by the data from telescopic observations. By the data of the Hubble Space Telescope, he made polarimetric study of Mars and analyzed the dynamics of clouds in the atmosphere of Mars. He also made a significant contribution to the theoretical and experimental study reflection of light by regolith.[3]

Honours and awardsEdit


  1. ^ a b Vadym G. Kaydash, Institute of Astronomy of Kharkiv National University
  2. ^ a b Указ Президента України № 594/2011 Про присудження Державних премій України в галузі науки і техніки 2010 року. Президент України. Офіційне інтернет-представництво
  3. ^ a b c Кайдаш Вадим Григорович, фізичний факультет ХНУ ім. В. Н. Каразіна