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Invited researcher

Vladimir Alexeyevich Rakov

Laboratory of Lightning Physics
Year of birth
Academic degree
Candidate of physical and mathematical Sciences

Professor of the University of Florida (USA)

Co-director of the International Center for Lightning Research and Testing – ICLRT (USA)

General information

Leading scientist's research interests: Physics of lightning, atmospheric electricity, lightning defense

Quote by the head of the laboratory: During the 21st century the number of lightnings all over the Earth will increase and this emphasizes necessity of thorough research physics of lightnings and development of new systems of storm warning and lightning defense.

Scientific recognition

Awards and achievements:

2012 — Fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU)

2005 — Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET, UK)

2004 — Fellow of the American Meteorological Society (AMS)

2003 — Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

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