Nikolay N. Kiselev

Head of the Department of Small Bodies of the Solar System, CrAO. Main Researcher, Dr. Sci. (physics and mathematics).


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Nikolay Nikolayevich Kiselev was born in 1942. In 1961–1966 – a student of St.Petersburg (Leningrad) State Universi-ty. In 1966–1994 – a researcher at the Institute of Astrophysics of the Academy of Sciences of Tadjikistan. In 1994–2005 – a leading scientist at the Astronomical Observatory of Kharkov National University. In 2006–2015 – Head of the Department at MAO of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Since 2015 – a senior researcher at the Crimean As-trophysical Observatory of the Russian Academy of Sciences. In 1982 he defended the Ph.D. thesis “Polarimetry of comets”. In 2003 – the Doctoral thesis “Light scattering by dust particles of comets, asteroids and circumstellar shells: observations and interpretation”.

As Head of the Department of Variable Stars, he designed and built several polarimeters and carried out research in the field of photoelectric and imaging polarimetry and photometry of comets, asteroids and stars. He was responsible for the building of the Sanglok Observatory (Tadjikistan) equipped with the 1-m reflecting telescope.

N.N. Kiselev was the first to discover and investigate negative polarization and opposition optical effects for comets, the polarization opposition effect for E-type asteroids, satellites of plan-ets, and strong polarization in deep brightness minima for Herbig Ae/Be stars. Dr. Kiselev was a coordinator of the photometric and polarimetric network of the USSR component in the Interna-tional Halley Watch Program. He is a recipient of the USSR “Plaque of Honor” (1986), the Medal of the Astronomical Council of the USSR Academy of Sciences (1984), and the Gold and two Bronze Medals of the Exhibition of Economic Achievements of the USSR (Moscow, 1987–1989). N.N. Kiselev is a member of the International Astronomical Union, the European Astronomical So-ciety, the Astronomische Gesellschaft, and the Ukrainian Astronomical Association. To recognize his contributions to astronomy, asteroid 4208 was named “Kiselev”.

An author and co-author of more than 260 scientific publications.

Publications in scientific journals