Yuri V. Barkin

Yuri V. Barkin

Russian Federation

1951-2016


Obituary:

With utmost sorrow, we inform the scientific community that Professor Yuri V.
Barkin, a distinguished specialist in the field of gravitation and Solar System dynamics,
member of the Eurasian Astronomical Society, member of the AApTr editorial
board died on January 10, 2016.

Yuri Barkin was born in Urazovka village of Gorky (Nizhni Novgorod) region. In
1967, he entered the Astronomical Division of Physical Department of M.V. Lomonosov
Moscow State University, where his tutor was Prof. G.N. Duboshin. He graduated
in 1973 and in 1979 got his PhD degree. The theme of his PhD dissertation was
“Periodical solutions of the problem of the translational-rotational motion of celestial
Bodies”. In 1989, he got the Doctor of Science degree for the dissertation “Dynamics
of a system of non-spherical bodies and the theory of lunar rotation”. In 1991, he
was awarded the Professor title.

Yuri Barkin's numerous works are widely known in Russia and beyond. He authored
more than 300 papers, 3 books, 7 courses of lectures for students, gave more
than 330 talks to different scientific conferences. In co-authorship with colleagues
from Spain, Japan, France, China he performed most interesting investigations on
lunar dynamics and many other studies.

Yuri Barkin was awarded the Moscow Komsomol Prize (1983), Diploma and
Decoration of Honor of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences (2010), and Diploma
of the Moscow Society of Naturalists (2013).

He was a member of the International Astronomical Union, the International
Union of Geodesy and Physics, International Union of Geodesy, Japanese Geodetic
Union, the European Geophysical Society, American Geophysical Union.

Past affiliation(s) within the IAU

  • Past Member of Division A Fundamental Astronomy (until 2015)
  • Past Member of Division I Fundamental Astronomy (until 2012)
  • Past Member of Division III Planetary Systems Sciences (until 2012)
  • Past Member of Division V Variable Stars (until 2012)
  • Past Member of Division F Planetary Systems and Bioastronomy (until 2015)
  • Past Member of Division G Stars and Stellar Physics (until 2015)
  • Past Member of Commission 7 Celestial Mechanics & Dynamical Astronomy (until 2015)
  • Past Member of Commission 8 Astrometry (until 2015)
  • Past Member of Commission 16 Physical Study of Planets & Satellites (until 2015)
  • Past Member of Commission 19 Rotation of the Earth (until 2015)
  • Past Member of Commission 42 Close Binary Stars (until 2015)
  • Past Member of Commission 19 WG Theory of Earth Rotation (2013-2015)

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