*Honorary Doctorate (Doctor honoris causa) of the Russian Academy of Sciences
On January 23, 2008, Dr. Yuri Estrin was awarded an Honorary Doctorate
(Doctor honoris causa) of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
The award is a great distinction, as such a doctorate is awarded to foreign scientists not by a single Institute, but rather by the Academy as a whole, and a nomination - made by one of the 10 Divisions of the Academy (Division of Chemistry and Materials Sciences comprising some 45 institutes in my case) - goes through several stages. The process is concluded by election through a secret ballot at the General Assembly of the Academy.
Dr. Estrin will visit GIFT in March 2008.