Born June 26, 1950 in g. Makhachkala, Dagestan ASSR.
In 1972 graduated with honors from Department of Physics, Dagestan State University (DSU), in 1975 - the Leningrad Technical Institute. Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (1989).
He worked as head of the Department of Theoretical Physics DSU. Professor.
. Since 1994 - vice-rector for scientific work of DSU.
. 19 December 1999 was elected to the State Duma of the third convocation.
. Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Education and Science.
. Author of about 200 scientific articles, books and patents
. Research interests include physics and technology of high-temperature semiconductor and ceramic materials.
From 1999 - corresponding member of the Russia Academy of Natural Sciences (RANS).
Soros Professor (1994). Honored Scientist of the Republic of Dagestan (1994). Laureate of State Prize of the Republic of Dagestan in the field of science and technology (1996).