Gerasim Vasilievich Bogomolov (17.03.1905, v. Sliznevo, Sychev District, Smolensk Region, Russia – 08.04.1981), a scientist in the field of hydrogeology and applied geology. Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (1960; correspondent member since 1947). Doctor of Geologo-Mineralogical Sciences (1940), Professor (1940). Honored Worker of Science and Technology of the BSSR (1968).
The main scientific works are devoted to geology, hydrogeology of groundwater, their composition, conditions of occurrence and formation, applied geology and geothermy. Developed and put into practice the method of chemical fixing of weak soils. In 1940-1941 headed the hydrological expedition to justify the project of draining the Polesie. Performed hydrological studies of groundwater in the territory of Belarus, the results of which formed the basis for the reconstruction of water supply in major cities of the republic.
Published over 350 scientific papers, incl. 12 monographs and 5 textbooks.
State Prizes of the USSR in 1947, 1952 for the development and introduction of a chemical method for fixing quicksands and for the discovery and exploration of the Starobinsky potassium salt deposit. State Prize of the BSSR in 1972 for the discovery and exploration of large oil fields in the Pripyat oil and gas region in Belarus.
Awarded the Order of the Red Star (1944), the Labor Red Banner (1947), the October Revolution (1975), medals.