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Gennady A. Mesyats
Born 29 February 1936(1936-02-29) (age 86)
Kemerovo, Russia
Residence Moscow
Nationality Russian
Ethnicity Russian
Citizenship  USSR
Alma mater Tomsk Polytechnic University
Known for High-current electronics emission, Nanosecond pulse sources, Injection gas electronics, Ectons

Gennady Andreyevich Mesyats (Russian: Месяц, Геннадий Андреевич, February 29, 1936, Kemerovo, Russia) is a Russian physicist, founder of several scientific schools — high-current electronics and pulse electrophysics, one of the acknowledged world leaders in these areas. He has been a vice-president of the Russian Academy of Sciences since 1987 and a director of the Lebedev Physical Institute since 2004.

He was announced as the recipient of the IEEE Marie Sklodowska-Curie Award for 2012.

Honours and awards

  • Gold and silver medal, a diploma of honour of the USSR Exhibition of Economic Achievements
  • Order of Lenin (1986)
  • Order of the Badge of Honour (1976)
  • Order of the Red Banner of Labour (1971)
  • Order of Merit for the Fatherland, 2nd class (2006), 3rd class (1999) and 4th class (1996)
  • Jubilee Medal "For Valiant Labour. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Lenin" (1970)
  • Gold Medal of Academician NN Moiseev (2000s).
  • Honour of the Komsomol (1960)
  • Lenin Komsomol Prize (1968)
  • USSR State Prize (1978)
  • Winner of the State Prize of the Russian Federation for Science and Technology (1998)
  • Laureate of the USSR Council of Ministers (1990)
  • Dyke Award (1990),[1]
  • Demidov Prize (2002)
  • Global Energy Prize (2003)
  • Honorary Citizen of the Tomsk Oblast
  • Honorary citizen of Yekaterinburg
  • Chevalier of the Légion d'honneur (France, 2008)
  • Order of Honour (2011)


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