Abdullaev, Gasan Mamed Bagir Ogly

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Abdullaev, Gasan Mamed Bagir Ogly

 

Born Aug. 20, 1918, in the village of Iaidzhi, in what is now Dzhul’fa Raion, Nakhichevan ASSR. Soviet physicist. Corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1970). Academician of the Academy of Sciences of the Azerbaijan SSR (1967); president of the academy since 1970. Member of the CPSU since 1942.

Abdullaev graduated from the Azerbaijan Pedagogical Institute in 1941. He taught at the Ordubad Pedagogical School from 1941 to 1944. In 1945 he joined the staff of the Institute of Physics and Mathematics of the Academy of Sciences of the Azerbaijan SSR; he was the director of the institute in 1957 and 1958. Abdullaev became a staff member at the Institute of Physics of the Academy of Sciences of the Azerbaijan SSR in 1959, serving as the director of the institute from 1959 to 1968. From 1968 to 1970, he was the academician-secretary of the Division of Physicotechnical and Mathematical Sciences of the Academy of Sciences of the Azerbaijan SSR.

Abdullaev’s main works deal with semiconductor physics. Abdullaev discovered new groups of binary and ternary compounds of selenium and tellurium. He proposed diodes with a controlled electric memory and produced compound semiconductors that are used as detectors in the visible and infrared regions of the spectrum.

Abdullaev was a deputy to the eighth and ninth convocations of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR. He has been awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labor and various medals.

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