On the 90th Anniversary of the Birth of Nikolai Dmitrievich Papaleksi
December 2, 1970 was the 90th anniversary of the birth of Nikolai Dmitrievich Papaleksi. A distinguished radio physicist and radio engineer, a pioneer in the fields of electronics, radio interferometry, radio geodesy, and radio astronomy, head (together with L. I. Mandelshtam) of a brilliant school of physicists, the founder and head of FIAN’s Oscillation Laboratory. But even this imposing list is incomplete. Suffice it to say that, especially after he finally moved to Moscow in 1938 (and was elected academician in 1939), there was probably not a single event or occurrence in the field of radio physics and radio engineering in the Academy of Sciences that was not in some measure connected with N. D. Papaleksi. This lasted till his untimely death on February 3, 1947.