Anatolij I. ZVJAGIN (1937 - 1991)

Anatoliy I.Zvjagin,Dr.Ph, Dr.Sc (Phys.-Mat.), Professor, Associated member of the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (1985), prize winner of the Ukraine State Prize (1991), director of the Institute for Low Temperature Physics and Engineering of National Academy of Science of Ukraine (1988 - 1991).

A.I.Zvjagin was born in Panytino, Kharkov District in 1937. In 1959 he graduated from a radiophysical department of Kharkov State University. From 1961 to 1991 inclusive his activity was associated with the Institute for Low Temperature Physics and Engineering. In 1964 he completed a post-graduate course at the ILTPE, in 1966 he become Ph.Dr, and in 1974 he get Dr.Sc.(Physics and Mathematics)

In 1966 Zvjagin was appointed to head a Department of Radio and Infrared Spectroscopy of Magnetic Crystals. From 1976 to 1988 he was a deputy director of institute and between 1988 and 1991 - director of the Institute.

Zvjagin's scientific activity was devoted to investigation of low-symmetrical and low-dimensional magnetodielectric systems. His works on investigation of low-frequency branches of energy spectrum of highly anisotropic magnets and layered ferroelectrics are widely known. The remarkable results are obtained by A.I.Zvjagin in studying of essentially low temperature structural and magnetic phase transition in crystals with strong spin-phonon interaction. In the last years his interest has been connected with resonance research into a microwave region of the electron excitation spectrum in low-dimensional antiferromagnets.

A.I. Zvjagin is the author of more than 200 scientific papers. In 1991 a series of his works entitled "Detection and investigation of new types of resonances, structures and magnetoelastic anomalies in low-temperature antiferromagnets" was awarded with State Prize of Ukraine.

A.I.Zvjagin has been deeply involved in teaching, giving lectures on physics of magnetism, physics of semiconductors, radiospectroscopy and quantum electronics in institutes of higher education in Kharkov. In 1978 he was given the academic status of professor.