Marat Gilfanov elected as a member of Russian Academy of Sciences
On 28 October 2016 the Russian Academy of Sciences announced that Prof. Marat Gilfanov, a research group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, is elected to the Academy as a Corresponding Member. The Academy holds elections once every several years. This year 3 new corresponding members in Astronomy joined the Academy, including Prof. Gilfanov.
Marat Gilfanov 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 and joined MPA the same year. The main focus of Marat’s work is high energy astrophysics including X-ray astronomy. He collaborates closely with IKI, in particular in connection with the eRosita X-ray telescope built by the Max-Planck-Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics and planned for launch aboard Spectrum-X orbital observatory at the end of 2017. Marat Gilfanov is also an extraordinary professor of Amsterdam University.