Moisey A. Livshits

Russian Federation



M.A.Livshits passed away on 27 September 2017. His professional life of was closely connected with IZMIRAN. He came to our Institute in 1961 and worked at the Heliophysical Laboratory for over half a century, ascending from Junior Research Fellow to the position of Chief Scientist and Professor. The range of his scientific interests was extremely broad and covered almost all areas of modern physics of the Sun. His contribution to the study of nonstationary processes (flares, coronal mass ejections) is especially great. M.A.Livshits also paid much attention to the analysis of the physical properties of the chromosphere and corona. Lately, he was particularly interested in the analysis of the activity of sun-like stars.

M.A.Livshits actively and successfully collaborated with young colleagues from many institutions in the country and abroad (such as Special Astrophysical Observatory, Institute of Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Crimean Astrophysical Observatory, Kitt Peak and Big Bear Observatories, etc.). For many years he was reading a special course of lectures at the Moscow State University and was a member of the Editorial Board of the Astronomical Journal.

We, his friends and colleagues, express our deep condolences and support to the family and are mourning together with them.

Past affiliation(s) within the IAU

  • Past Member of Division E Sun and Heliosphere (until 2017)
  • Past Member of Commission 10 Solar Activity (until 2015)
  • Past Member of Division II Sun & Heliosphere (until 2012)

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