Shcherbakov, Dmitry Ivanovich( geologist and geochemist)
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Biography Shcherbakov, Dmitry Ivanovich
Dmitri Ivanovich Shcherbakov was born on 1 (13) January 1893 in Novozybkov, now the Bryansk region, died May 25, 1966 in Moscow.
Students in. I. Vernadsky and A. E. Fersmana. After Tauride (now Simferopol) University (1922) worked in the Commission on the Study of Productive Forces (kepse) and other organizations of the USSR.
In 1928-38 - supervisor of the Tajik-Pamir, and then the Central Asian expeditions of the USSR.
In 1930-38 in the Geochemical Institute. M. V. University (later the Institute of Geochemistry, . Geology and Mineralogy, USSR), . 1938-41 Head of the sector in Mineralogy and Geochemistry, Institute of Geological Sciences of the USSR, in 1943-48 supervisor of the sector in the Union Institute of Mineral Resources, since 1963 head of two research departments of the Institute of Geology of Ore Deposits, . Petrography, . Mineralogy and Geochemistry, USSR Academy of Sciences,
In 1953-63 academician-secretary of geological and geographical sciences USSR. He carried out geological studies in Central Asia, the Caucasus, the Kola Peninsula, in Transbaikalia.
Major works in the field of small and rare elements, and his scientific forecasts form the basis for discovery of commercial deposits of antimony and mercury in Kyrgyzstan, native sulfur in the Karakum desert, molybdenum, tungsten and arsenic in the Caucasus.
Shcherbakov was one of the initiators of the reference and super-deep drilling, determine the absolute age of geological formations, drawing metallogepicheskih cards. Known as the popularizer of the geological and geographical sciences.
Academician of the USSR (1953, Corresponding Member of 1946).
Lenin Prize. Awarded 2 orders of Lenin, 3 other orders and medals. Name Shcherbakova named mineral - Shcherbakova (silicate of niobium and tantalum).