Eugene Churazov elected as member of Russian Academy of Sciences

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 Dr. Churazov.

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.