Vladimir V. Zheleznyakov
Head of Astrophysics and Cosmic Plasma Physics Department at the Institute of Applied Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IAP RAS), Doctor of Science in physics and mathematics, Professor, Full member (Academician) of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Born on 28 January 1931 in Nizhny Novgorod, married, has a daughter.

Graduated from Gorky N. I. Lobachevsky State University in 1954 (researcher in radiophysics), post graduate student (1957) under supervision of V. L. Ginzburg. He defended the Candidate of Science thesis ``The theory of sporadic radio emission of the Sun and planets'' in 1959 and was awarded the Doctor of Science degree in 1964 for the monograph ``Radio emission of the Sun and Planets''. In 1957–1977 he is a researcher, head of department at the Radiophysical Research Institute, since 1977 up to now - head of Astrophysics and Cosmic Plasma Physics Department at the Institute of Applied Physics.
In 1987 he was elected as Corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), in 1997 - Full member of RAS. Since 1990 up to now he is the member of the Bureau of the General Physics and Astronomy Division of RAS (now the Physical Sciences Division of RAS).

He is a member of the International Astronomical Union (1991), joins the Comission on Radioastronomy of IAU. He is a member of the Bureau of the Astronomical Council and the Council ``Sun-Earth'' of RAS. He worked at the Russian President Committee for the State Premiums (1992–2004) and at the Council of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (1992–1999). He entered the editorial board of the journal ``Solar Physics'' (1977–1992). He is a member of the editorial board of the journal ``Izvestiya VUZov. Radiofizika'' (published by Springer in English translation as ``Radiophysics and Quantum Electronics'') since 1963. Since 1998 he is Editor-in-chief of ``Izvestiya VUZov. Radiofizika'' (``Radiophysics and Quantum Electronics''). Member of A. A. Belopolsky Premium expert commission since 1990. Member of the Russian program committee of the International Space Observatory ``Intergral''. Member of Presidium of the Nizhny Novgorod Science Center of RAS (2009).

He was awarded A. A. Belopolsky premium in astrophysics of the USSR Academy of Sciences (1984), Soros professor (1994–1995), the Russian government grants for the outstanding scientists (1994–2000), grant of the Russian Academy Foundation for the Support of National Science in a category ``Outstanding scientists'' (2006–2007), the Grand Prize of the International Academic Publishing Company ``Nauka/Interperiodica'' in physics (2006), the Russian President grants for the state support of the leading scientific schools (1997–2008).

He combines scientific research with the lecturing since 1968 up to now - professor of the  N. I. Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod (the former Gorky).
He lectured in astrophysics as the invited professor: USA - Maryland University (1989), Goddard Space Flight Center (1999); Brazil - Institute of Space Research (1995), the Netherlands - Utrecht University (1991); Japan - Nagoya University (1990).
He is an author of more than 180 articles and 3 monographs ``Radio Emission of the Sun and Planets'' (Pergamon Press, 1970), ``Electromagnetic Waves in Cosmic Plasma'' (Moscow, Nauka, 1977), ``Radiation in Astrophysical Plasmas'' (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1996).

Scientific interests: theoretical radioastronomy, space plasma physics, propagation of waves in plasma, high energy astrophysics.
He obtained the essential results at the research of the generation and propagation of the electromagnetic waves in astrophysical plasma, in particular, in the creation of the theory of the Sun sporadic radio emission, optic and x-ray pulsar emission, in a research of the physical processes in a plasma on magnetic white dwarfs and neutron stars. He also contributed into the high power electronics, the theory of the quantum and classic superfluorescence, liquid crystal optics, and non-linear phenomena in a magnetized vacuum.

Vladimir Vasil'evich Zheleznyakov (on his seventieth birthday)