Head of the Mathematical Physics Laboratory, Deputy Director of the Institute (1953-1956); Director of the Institute (1956-1960) Institute years: 1941-1968 1911 Born on December 15th in Moscow. Father a doctor, mother a housewife. Has one sister. 1928 Enters the Physics and Mathematics Faculty of M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University. 1933 Graduates from the Physics and Mathematics Faculty. Three years studying at the graduate school of Moscow State University in the department of Pure Mathematics. 1936 Candidate of Physical and Mathematical Sciences. Researcher at the Lebedev Physics Institute of the USSR. 1938 Defends his doctoral thesis on Geometry and topology of symplectic resolutions. 1939 Member of the CPSU (b). 1941 Head of the Laboratory of Mathematical Physics in the Theoretical Department of the Institute. 1942 Three months spent on Renaissance Island in the 52nd Field Research Laboratory (PLMS-52) on weapons tests. 1943 Corresponding Member of the USSR Academy of Sciences. 1946 USSR Academy of Sciences. 1953 Acting Director of the Institute. 1953 Winner of the Stalin Prize (degree I). 1954 Marries O.S. Shkabarnya, head of Institute café. 1956 Director of the Institute. 1960 Dismissed for incompetency as Director of the Institute by the USSR Council of Ministers. Remains in post as Head of the Laboratory of Mathematical Physics. 1965 Wins Lenin Prize. 1968 No data available after November 8th 1968 Awards and honours Hero of Socialist Labour x2. Officer of the Order of the Red Banner. Cavalier of the Order of Lenin x2.