On May 29, 2008 the Russian Academy of Sciences announced that Dr.
Eugene Churazov, staff scientist at the Max Planck Institute for
Astrophysics, is elected to the Academy as a Corresponding Member. The
Academy holds elections on average once per three years. This year 14 new
corresponding members in Physical Sciences joined the Academy, including
Eugene Churazov completed his studies at the Moscow Institute of Physics
and Technology and received a PhD in Astrophysics from the Space Research
Institute (IKI) in Moscow in 1989. In 1996 he received his Habilitation
from IKI. The main focus of his work is high energy astrophysics and in
particular X-ray astronomy.