Iosif Evseevich Starik

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Starik, Iosif Evseevich


Born Mar. 10 (23), 1902, in Saratov; died Mar. 27,1964, in Leningrad. Soviet radiochemist. Corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1946). Student of V. I. Vernadskii and V. G. Khlopin.

Starik graduated from Moscow State University in 1924. In 1946 he became a professor at Leningrad State University and deputy director of the Radium Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR. His research dealt mainly with radioactive elements in extremely dilute solutions, the determination of geological age by radioactive methods, and the conditions under which radioactive elements migrate. He also devised methods of radiochemical analysis.

Starik was awarded the State Prize of the USSR, three Orders of Lenin, three other orders, and various medals.


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