Yevgeny Krinov

Yevgeny Krinov

Yevgeny Leonidovich Krinov ( _ru. Евгений Леонидович Кринов) (March 3, 1906, Otyassakh, Tambov region – January 2, 1984), D.G.S., was a Soviet Russian astronomer and geologist. Krinov was a renowned meteorite researcher, the mineral Krinovite, discovered in 1966 was named after him.

Scientific work

1926 through 1930 Yevgeny Krinov has been working in a meteor division of the Minerology Museum of the Soviet Academy of Sciences. In this period of time he has been conducting research of the Tunguska event under the supervision of Leonid Kulik. Krinov took part in the longest expedition to the Tunguska site in the years 1929-1930 as an astronomer. The data that has been gathered during this expedition has become a base for his monograph called "The Tungus Meteorite", 1949.

Science awards

* 1961 - Doctor honoris causa awarded by Soviet Academy of Sciences
* 1971 - Leonard Medal


A minor planet 2887 Krinov discovered in 1977 by Soviet astronomer Nikolai Stepanovich Chernykh is named after him. [cite book | last = Schmadel | first = Lutz D. | coauthors = | title = Dictionary of Minor Planet Names | pages = p. 237 | edition = 5th | year = 2003 | publisher = Springer Verlag | location = New York | url = | id = ISBN 3540002383]

Selected bibliography

* 1947 "Spectral Reflective Capacity of Natural Formations"
* 1949 "The Tungus Meteorite"
* 1952 "Fundamentals of Meteoritics
* 1959 "Sikhote-Alin Iron Meteor Rainshower", Vol. I
* 1963 "Sikhote-Alin Iron Meteor Rainshower", Vol. II
* 1966 "Giant Meteorites


External links

* [ A list of people from Tambov, Russia, briefly mentioning Yevgeny Krinov]
* [ A short biography of Yevgeny Krinov] ru_icon

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