Chertok, Boris Evseevich
Born Mar. 1, 1912, in Łódź, in what is now Poland. Soviet scientist in aircraft and spacecraft control systems. Corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1968); Hero of Socialist Labor (1961). Member of the CPSU since 1932.
After graduating from the Moscow Power Engineering Institute in 1940, Chertok served on the staffs of a number of research institutes and design offices. He joined the faculty of the N. E. Bauman Moscow Higher Technical School in 1947, becoming a professor in 1966.
Chertok’s main works deal with automation, aircraft and spacecraft control systems, and aggregations of complex systems.
Chertok received the Lenin Prize in 1957 and the State Prize of the USSR in 1976. He has been awarded two Orders of Lenin, the Order of the October Revolution, two other orders, and various medals.