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Vladimir Fortov
Президент РАН Владимир Фортов.jpeg
President of the Russian Academy of Sciences
In office
29 May 2013 – 22 March 2017
Succeeded by Valery Kozlov (acting)
Personal details
Born (1946-01-23)23 January 1946
Noginsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Died 29 November 2020(2020-11-29) (aged 74)
Moscow, Russia
Alma mater Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
Profession Academic of Russian Academy of Sciences

Vladimir Yevgenyevich Fortov (Russian: Владимир Евгеньевич Фортов; 23 January 1946 – 29 November 2020) was a Russian physicist. He was director of the Joint Institute for High Temperatures from 1992 to 2013. He was president of the Russian Academy of Sciences from 2013 to 2017. In 1991, he became a member of the academy.

He was known for his research in thermal physics, shock waves and plasma physics.

Fortov died on 29 November 2020 in Moscow from COVID-19 at the age of 74.

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