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Dr. Vladimir V. Rubtsov, Ph.D.

Born December 10, 1948 in Kharkov, then the USSR. He received his M.S. degree in Computer Science in 1972 and then joined the laboratory of Dr. A. V. Zolotov in Kalinin (now Tver), where he studied the problem of the Tunguska explosion for three years. He received his Ph.D. degree in the Philosophy of Science from the Institute of Philosophy of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, where in 1980, he defended his doctoral thesis "Philosophical and Methodological Aspects of the Problem of Extraterrestrial Civilizations" (the first of its kind in the former USSR).

After returning to Kharkov, Vladimir continued his work on the Tunguska problem, closely collaborating with his Russian colleagues, in particular with Professor Nikolay Vasilyev, the leader of Tunguska studies in the former USSR and present-day Russia. These decades-long investigations made him realize the necessity to develop an objective model of the Tunguska event that would be built on strict empirical foundations. The Tunguska Mystery has appeared as a result of this aspiration.

Dr. Rubtsov has authored some 150 scientific and popular-science articles in the Soviet, post-Soviet, and foreign press, as well as two scientific monographs: The Problem of Extraterrestrial Civilizations (“Shtiintsa” [“Science”, the publishing house of the Moldavian Academy of Sciences], 1984 & 1987, co-authored with Dr. Arkady Ursul) and UFOs and Modern Science (“Nauka” [“Science”, the publishing house of the Russian Academy of Sciences], 1991, co-authored with Dr. Yuly Platov). In 1984, monograph The Problem of Extraterrestrial Civilizations was given the Award of the Moldavian Academy of Sciences. Vladimir’s professional fields are methodology of interdisciplinary research, sociology of science and technology, and general epistemology. He is currently Director of the Research Institute on Anomalous Phenomena (RIAP), as well as the Editor of its newsletter RIAP Bulletin.

Vladimir Rubtsov has been a speaker at several international academic conferences, including the Third International Symposium on Bioastronomy held at Val Cenis, France, in June 1990. Also, during several years he actively participated in annual Tsiolkovsky Readings in the Russian city of Kaluga, where leading academic and rocket scientists of the USSR discussed problems of the space exploration and the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. At the Centenary Tunguska Conference held in 2008 in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, Dr. Rubtsov read his paper “Methodology of scientific research programs and the problem of the Tunguska meteorite”.

Dr. Vladimir Rubtsov is a full member of the Russian Academy of Cosmonautics, an associate member of the Society for Scientific Exploration, USA, a member of the Expert Group on Anomalous Atmospheric Phenomena of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and a member of the SETI Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He can be contacted through his webpage on Facebook:

http://Facebook.com/RubtsovTunguska

Dr. Rubtsov's professional fields are methodology of interdisciplinary research, sociology of science and technology, and general epistemology. He is currently Director of the Research Institute on Anomalous Phenomena, a new scientific research body that has been established in Kharkov by the Ukrainian Aerospace Company "Vertical", as well as the Editor of its newsletter RIAP Bulletin.

Dr. Rubtsov has been involved in ufological studies since 1966 (his paper "Guests from Outer Space or Atmospheric Phenomena?", published in the popular-scientific journal Znannia ta Pratsa, Kiev, 1966, No. 9, was in fact the first positively-oriented ufological paper ever published in the Soviet press). As far back as 1981, he organized in Kharkov one of the first half-official UFO Study Groups in the USSR.

Dr. Rubtsov is taking a specific interest in the application of the scientific method to this field of investigations. He has authored more than 100 articles on ETI and UFO problems in the Soviet, post-Soviet, and foreign press, as well as two scientific monographs: The Problem of Extraterrestrial Civilizations (with A. D. Ursul, Kishinev: Shtiintsa, 1984 & 1987) and UFOs and Modern Science, (with Y. V. Platov, Moscow: Nauka, 1991).

Dr. Rubtsov is a full member of the Russian Academy of Cosmonautics, an associate member of the Society for Scientific Exploration, USA, a member of the Expert Group on Anomalous Atmospheric Phenomena of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the MUFON representative for Ukraine, as well as a co-director of the Joint USA-CIS Aerial Anomaly Federation.

 

Sources:

http://www.ufoinfo.com/researchers/ukraine.shtml
http://www.tunguskamystery.info/Biography.html
 
 
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