Arkady Petrovich Ivanov (b. 29.12.1929, Samara, Russia), physicist. Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (1974), Doctor of Physico-Mathematical Sciences (1967), Professor (1970). Honored Scientist of the BSSR (1991).
Major works on the study of radiation transfer in scattering objects. He applied modeling and similarity methods in the laboratory to describe the processes of light propagation in the ocean, turbid atmosphere, photographic materials, which made it possible to reduce the expeditionary costs several times and improve the accuracy of the results obtained. Participated in the development of engineering methods of radiation transfer theory. He studied the features of the propagation of laser radiation in natural environments and on this basis proposed the optimal parameters of modern communication systems, locations, and visions in the atmosphere and the ocean. From modern optical concepts described the patterns of light propagation in photographic materials and suggested ways to improve their quality. Theoretically and experimentally studied the features of light scattering in close-packed dispersed objects (bio-objects, soil, snow, paper, etc.), where the classical theory of transport is not applicable. Implemented laser sensing of the atmosphere and water. As part of the European Lidar Network, it participates in monitoring the state of pollution of Belarus. He took part (2005-2007) in the organization of a similar lidar network in the CIS countries. Investigated the effects of low-intensity laser radiation on human tissue. Proposed spectrometric methods for determining the structure and composition of the skin.
Author of about 600 scientific papers, incl. 8 monographs, 18 inventions.
State Prize of the Republic of Belarus in 2002 for the series of works "Diagnostics of the state of the environment on the basis of aerospace, lidar, ground-based and chemical-analytical methods and tools: research, development and implementation." Prize of the Council of Ministers of the USSR in 1981. Prize of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus and the Siberian Branch of the RAS named after academician V.A. Koptyug in 2008.
Awarded with a medal.