On Sunday at the 87th year of life died Chairman of the scientific-technical Council of Rosatom, the outstanding Russian geologist, academician Nikolay Laverov. This was reported in the Russian Academy of Sciences, RIA Novosti reported.
Laverov has made an enormous contribution to the study of the fuel resources for nuclear and hydrocarbon energy, was a pioneer in studies of Arctic Geology, Geoecology, study of Earth from space.
His scientific developments have found practical application not only in nuclear industry but also in the decision of problems of strengthening of defensibility of the Russian Federation and enhancing the quality of forecasts of earthquakes.
Nikolay Laverov was awarded a large number of awards, among them the Large gold medal named after Lomonosov and the order “For merits before Fatherland” all four degrees.