Evgenii Velikhov

Velikhov, Evgenii Pavlovich


Born Jan. 20, 1935, in Moscow. Soviet theoretical physicist. Corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1968).

Upon graduating from Moscow University in 1958, Velikhov began working in the Institute of Atomic Energy, becoming head of a department in 1962. In 1968 he became a professor at Moscow University. His major works deal with the physics of low-temperature plasma and magnetic hydrodynamics.

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Matthew Evangelista's Unarmed Forces, to take only one example, demonstrates the ability of highly placed scientists such as Evgenii Velikhov to translate their authority as scientists into substantive political change--in Velikhov's case, the struggle against nuclear weapons.
But if there is a "hero" in this account, it is Evgenii Velikhov, head of the Soviet fusion program, who proposed the INTOR study to the IAEA in the first place; steadfastly expressed the support of the Soviet Union for INTOR construction, when the other Parties were giving mixed messages, or having financial crises, within their own government programs; and brought the collaboration to the attention of Secretary Gorbachev in advance of the 1985 Summit Meeting with President Reagan.
Svidetel'stvo sovremennika (Extended recovery [1953-1985]: Witness of a contemporary) (Moscow: Mezhdunarodnye otnosheniia, 1991); personal interview with Evgenii Velikhov, Moscow, 29 July 1992; and Evgenii Chazov, Zdorov'e i vlast': Vospominaniia "kremlevskogo vracha" (Health and power: Memoirs of the "Kremlin doctor") (Moscow: Novosti, 1992), especially pp.