**
Alexandr Olemskoi (1949-2011)**

Professor Alexandr Ivanovich Olemskoi, prominent Ukrainian scientist, Doctor of Physical and
Mathematical Sciences passed away on August 3, 2011. An outstanding Physicist, a recipient of
the Order of Merit in Science and Technology (Ukraine), foreign member of the Russian Academy
of Natural Sciences, he made essential contributions to the theory of structural phase transitions
in non-equilibrium condensed matter, statistical theory of hierarchical systems, supersymmetrical
theory of disordered systems, statistical theory of complex self-similar and self-organized systems.