Mikhail Alekseevich Bezborodov (14.11.1898, St. Petersburg - 03.02.1983), a scientist in the field of physical chemistry and technology of silicates. Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (1950; correspondent member since 1947), Doctor of Engineering Sciences (1938), Professor (1938).
Works on the synthesis of inorganic glasses, the intensification of glass formation processes, the study of the dependence of the properties of glassy systems on their chemical composition and structure. Investigated the physico-chemical and technological conditions for the occurrence of glass defects (stones, thin sections, spars), developed methods for their prevention and elimination. Performed a number of works on the history of science and technology. He studied the development of chemistry and technology of glass from ancient times to the middle of the twentieth century. The founder of the new scientific direction - the archaeological glass technology. Developed a method for dating and determining the local affiliation of ancient and medieval glasses based on their chemical type.
Author of more than 370 scientific papers, incl. 20 monographs.
State Prize of the USSR in 1951 for the monographs “M.V. Lomonosov and his work on chemistry and technology of silicates” (M., L., 1948) and “Dmitry Ivanovich Vinogradov - creator of Russian porcelain” (M.; L., 1950).
Awarded the Order of the Badge of Honor (1945, 1948), medals.