IN MEMORY OF KONSTANTIN ALEKSANDROVICH GRIDNEV
On June 10, 2015 Konstantin Aleksandrovich Gridnev had passed away. He was a prominent scientist, an outstanding organizer of International Conferences on Nuclear Physics and Nuclear Structure, Professor, Doctor of Science. All his active life was connected with the physical faculty of Saint‑Petersburg State University, where he advanced from a student to the department head. K.A. Gridnev always endevoureded to develop the most promising research areas in nuclear physics. While still a post-graduate student, he understood the opportunities provided by the newborn computers and developed the program packages for calculations of direct nuclear processes.
These programs were widely used in the major nuclear physics centers. Later K.A. Gridnev focused on theoretical studies of nuclear structure and nuclear reaction mechanisms. He got a lot of new interesting results, among which one might mention investigation of transfer reactions to unbound states in nuclei, application of the nonlinear Schrödinger equation to nuclear physics. Konstantin Aleksandrovich made a great contribution to the studies of neutron drip line, Bose condensation and clustering processes in atomic nuclei. He was the author of more than 150 publications. These works were highly appreciated by scientific community and are often cited in the literature.
For more than 25 years Konstantin Aleksandrovich headed the Department of nuclear physics. During this time he prepared 5 Doctors of Science and 37 PhD’s. His lectures were attended by students and professionals in more than 10 countries.
Konstantin Aleksandrovich has played an important role in the development of scientific relations between Russia and international nuclear centers in the United States, Germany, Italy, Spain, Japan and other countries. For many years he represented Russia in the Board of the Nuclear Physics Division of the European Physical Society, was a member of the editorial boards of several international journals. His friends, colleagues and students will always remember him.
Bunakov V.E., Krasnov L.V., Vlasnikov A.K.