Izvestiya of Saratov University.
ISSN 1817-3020 (Print)
ISSN 2542-193X (Online)

Saratov State University

Professor of Astronomy of Saratov State University Joseph Fedorovich Polak (1881–1954)

For the first time, the article provides a systematic biography of the professor of Moscow and Saratov Universities, Joseph F. Polak (1881–1954), an astronomer and teacher, the author of many textbooks and popular science publications on astronomy. In total, about 60 editions and reprints of his books were published, the total circulation of which is 2 million copies. I. F. Polak worked at the University of Saratov in 1919–1930 at the Faculty of Physics and Mathematics and at the Pedagogical Faculty, he headed the Department of Astronomy organized by him.

Petr V. Gulubkov: Pages of Biography in Context of Physical Faculty and University History

Pages of the history of Physical Faculty of Saratov State University and memories about professor Peter Vasilievich Golubkov (1899–1973) are presented.

The Third Building: Fifties – Early Sixties XX Century

The author tells about his studies and early years of work at the Physics Faculty of the Saratov University.

Problems of Higher Education in Journal «The Heteromagnetic microelectronics»: to the 10th Anniversary from the First Issue

The subject of publications of Journal «Heteromagnetic microelectronics» is briefly discussed, including problems of higher education in Russia. The first issue of the Journal was published in 2004.

Department of Optics and Biophotonics: People and Light

Some pages of history of Optics and Biophotonics Department of Saratov State University are illuminated.

Scientific P. N. Lebedev’s School and Saratov University

Some data about the role of scientific school by Prof. P. N. Lebedev in the formation of physical science and physical education at Saratov State University, stages of development of Physics Faculty and anniversary events in 2015 are presented.

70 years of the Department of Solid State Physics

The brief history of the department has been recited. The information about main results of solid state physics department teamwork for last 10 years has been presented. Professors’ achievements in fields of innovations, research, and high school education have been characterized. The information about achievements of young lecturers and graduate students has been represented.