Konstantin Vladimirovich Chibisov

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Chibisov, Konstantin Vladimirovich


Born Feb. 17 (Mar. 1), 1897, in Moscow. Soviet physical chemist. Corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1946).

Chibisov graduated from Moscow State University in 1922. He worked at the Air Force Scientific and Testing Institute from 1918 to 1930, the All-Union Scientific Research Institute of Motion Pictures and Photography from 1930 to 1966, and the State Scientific Research and Design Institute of the Chemico-photographic Industry from 1966 to 1977. He gained a professorship at Moscow State University in 1950 and became chairman of the Commission on the Chemistry of Photographic Processes of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR in 1948. He was made honorary president of the International Committee on Scientific Photography in 1974.

Chibisov’s major work is devoted to the theory of the light sensitivity of photographic emulsions and the chemistry of the photographic process. He received the USSR State Prize in 1950. He has been awarded four Orders of Lenin, six other orders, and several medals.


Teoriia fotograficheskikh protsessov, vol. 1. Kolichestvennyi fotograficheskii metod. Moscow, 1935.
Khimiia fotograficheskikh emul’sii. Moscow, 1975.
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