Person: Pastur, Leonid Andreevich
Leonid Pastur is a Ukrainian mathematical physicist and theoretical physicist.
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- This determined both Pastur's subsequent scientific interests and his style of work.
- This Institute was part of the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, and Pastur began work in the Department of Mathematical Physics which was headed by Vladimir Aleksandrovich Marchenko.
- We note that Marchenko had just been appointed as Head of the Department when Pastur began research, and Evgenii Yakovlevich Khruslov began research as Marchenko's student at the same time.
- Pastur was, at this time, appointed as a Junior Research Fellow.
- Pastur was promoted to Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Low Temperature Physics and Engineering in 1968 and awarded his Doctor of Science degree (equivalent in standard to a D.Sc. of the habilitation) in 1975 for his thesis Problems in the theory of disordered systems.
- Since the above quote mentions two important monographs co-authored by Pastur, we should give a few further details of the second at this point.
- Let us give details of Pastur's career at the Institute for Low Temperature Physics and Engineering in Kharkov.
- In Paris, Pastur had other appointments, namely as Head of Department of Theoretical Physics at the University Paris 7, Denis Diderot, from 2003.
- Pastur also plays a major role in the administration of research in the Ukraine.
- The most recent monograph by Pastur is Eigenvalue distribution of large random matrices (2011) written in collaboration with Mariya Shcherbina.
- Pastur has been honoured for his many contributions.
- In May 20013 the conference 'Mathematical Physics of Disordered Systems' was held in Hagen, Germany, in Pastur's honour.
- To celebrate Leonid's 75th birthday the Wednesday afternoon session will take place at the medieval castle Hohenlimburg near Hagen.
Born 21 August 1937, Vinnytsya, Ukraine.
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