Condensed Matter Physics, 2009, vol. 12, No. 4, pp. 755-756
The 60th anniversary of Professor Yurij
Yurij Kozitsky was born on April 21, 1949 in the city of
Kremenchukh, Poltava Region of Ukraine. He finished a secondary
school and in 1967 entered the Physics Faculty of the Ivan Franko
Lviv State University. Being fascinated by two sciences, physics and
mathematics, he chose his specialization in the field of solid state
theory. The supervisor of his diploma work was Prof. I.V. Stasyuk, a
well-known expert in the theory of magnetic, segnetoelectric, and
optical phenomena in solids. The objective of the master's thesis by
Yu. Kozitsky (1972) was to develop new theoretical approaches in
studying the dynamics of segnetoactive crystals with hydrogen bonds.
Later, the results of these investigations, augmented and
generalized, were published as scientific papers (co-authored with
I.V. Stasyuk and R.R. Levitskii).