Condensed Matter Physics, 2014, vol. 18, No. 2, p. 27002:1-2
Vadim Loktev's 70th birthday
This year Vadim Loktev, a well-known scientist, prominent theoretical physicist, talented lecturer, organizer of scientific research and activity celebrates his 70th birthday. Vadim Loktev was born on May, 3, 1945 in Kyiv (Ukraine); his parents were professional employees. He studied at the Department of Physics of Taras Shevchenko State University (Kyiv). After graduation from the university in 1968 he was a postgraduate student at the Institute for Theoretical Physics of the Academy of Sciences of the Ukrainian SSR [now Bogolyubov Institute for Theoretical Physics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (NASU)] in 1968-1971. He has been working at this institute since 1967 up to the present time now occupying the position of Head of the Department of Nonlinear Condensed Matter Physics. In 1971 V. Loktev defended his Ph.D. thesis under the supervision of the world-renowned scientist A. Davydov; in 1983 he defended his D.Sc. thesis. In 1997 he obtained title of Professor. The same year V. Loktev was elected a corresponding member and in 2003 he was elected a full member of the NASU.