Person: Pastur, Leonid Andreevich
Leonid Pastur is a Ukrainian mathematical physicist and theoretical physicist.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
 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 coauthored 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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