Boris Borisovich Boyko (06.08.1923, v. Khodorovka, Gorki district, Mogilev region – 29.08.1999), physicist. Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (1974; Corresponding Member since 1969), Doctor of Physico-Mathematical Sciences (1965), Professor (1976). Honored Scientist of the BSSR (1978). Member of the Great Patriotic War.
Scientific works on stimulated optical anisotropy and quantum electronics. He developed the theoretical and experimental fundamentals of the polarization-optical method for studying the flow of viscous media. He created an original pulsed polarization-optical device for the experimental study of the phenomenon of induced optical anisotropy, an optical quantum generator with amplification upon reflection from an amplifying medium, and filters to control the laser radiation. Predicted the phenomenon of optical hysteresis upon reflection from a nonlinear medium, later confirmed by experience.
Author of more than 100 scientific papers, incl. 2 monographs, 15 inventions.
State Prize of the BSSR in 1990 for the series of works "Reflection of light from amplifying and nonlinear media".
Awarded with the Order of the Red Banner of Labor (1981), World War of the I degree (1985), medals.