(14.02.1928 - 14.02.2002)
Lev P. Feoktistov
The outstanding Russian scientist, Full Member of Russian Academy of
Sciences, Lev Petrovich Feoktistov passed away on 14 February, at the age
He made many valuable contributions to applied nuclear physics,
defensive capability of country and development of secure nuclear power
L.P.Feoktistov started his research in 1951 in All-Russian Research
Institute of Experimental Physics (Arzamas-16). From 1955 till 1980 he
worked in All-Russian Institute of Technical Physics in position of First
Deputy Scientific Chief.
Since 1977 till 1988 L.P.Feoktistov worked in Russian Scientific Center
From 1988 till last days he headed the Division of Laser Thermonuclear
Fusion of Physical Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences.
L.P.Feoktistov is one of researcher and creator of first modern type
Hydrogen Device deployed in Armed Forces.
He also took part in research, which led to implementation of the most
modern weapons and to thermonuclear enhancement of nuclear devices, as
well as of theory of electromagnetic radiation of nuclear explosion and
Hydrogen charges of minimal size and weight for multiple
heads also belongs to him.
In last years L.P.Feoktistov has made a number of contributions to new
types of nuclear reactors especially in making them more safe and more
He developed, in particular, the theory of combined reactor with laser
induced thermonuclear neutron source initiation.
In laser induced thermonuclear synthesis he proposed very simple targets.
L.P.Feoktistov was a head of reknown school in high energy density
physics, who brought up many prominent scientists.
Academician L.P. Feoktistov was the laureate of the Lenin and State
Prizes, Hero of a Socialist Labor, order-beare of other high governmental
In memory of his colleagues and friends he will remain as kind,