Issue 124, 28 December, 2001

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1. YURY ILICH GALPERIN
2. Call for Papers for 2002 URSI General Assembly H4 Session Organized by
Commissions H: Plasmasphere Structure and Phenomena
3. Job Announcement – Post Doctoral Researchers/Senior Scientists at Swedish
Institute of Space Physics, Kiruna, Sweden
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1. YURY ILICH GALPERIN
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From: Lev Zelenyi

I am very sad to report that professor Yury Ilich Galperin suddenly
passed away Friday 28 December in Moscow from the myocardial infarction.
He was among the pioneers of auroral and upper atmospheric physics as well
as space plasma physics. Yury Galperin graduated the Physical Faculty of
the Moscow State University in 1955 and since that time made a very
successful career in the upper atmosphere and auroral physics. Since the
beginning of space research Galperin was one of the first physicists who
put tremendous effort in development of many Soviet and International
space projects. His creative life during the last 20 years have been
connected with development and achievements of two large space projects,
namely, ARCAD and INTERBALL. Galperin has found the arguments related
to magnetospheric domain tracing which lead to the fundamental progress
in the physics of auroral phenomena. His works on the investigation of the
characteristics of auroral particle fluxes are well known for the
specialists in Space Physics. He was very interested in the problem of the
influence of nuclear explosion on the structure of upper atmosphere and
in a modern problem of the space wether. Yury Galperin was the member
of many scientific councils in Russia and of the International Astronomical
Union (since 1958), a member of the American Geophysical Union (since
1974), and a member of the International Academy of Astronautics (since 1975). He was a member of Program Committees of international conferences SUBSTORM1
(Kiruna, 1992) and SUBSTORM3 (Versailles, 1996), co-convener of Symposium
3.10 of IAGA, Uppsala, 1997, an co-convener of Symposium GA 3.02, IUGG/IAGA,
Birmingham, 1999, co-convener of Symposium D3-3 COSPAR 2000, Poland.
In 1961 he received a Medal for participation in preparations for the
Gagarin’s space flight from the USSR Academy of Sciences, and in 1986 he
became a Laureat of the State Prize of the USSR.

Professor Galperin had more than 200 publications of his research among
which are three books where he is a co-author. He is a member of the
Editorial Board of the Russian scientific journal “Cosmic Research”, in
1974- 1978 he was also a member of the Editorial Board of the Annales
de Geophysique.

Yury Galperin was a founder of a powerful scientific school and supervisor
of numerous post graduate students. His former students became his friends
and enjoyed to discuss with him not only the problems of Space Physics but
also literature, music, theatre and everyday life.

The memory about Yury Galperin will remain in the hearts of all his
friends and colleagues.

Please send your condolences to IKI FAX : 7 095