Nobel Prize winner, Soviet and Russian physicist and academic Zhores Ivanovich Alferov, has died at the age of 88 in St. Petersburg, his wife Tamara told Sputnik on 3 March.
"Zhores Ivanovich died today", Tamara Darskaya stated.
Alferov, born in 1930, specialised in semiconductor heterostructures in physics and electronics. Alferov was the recipient of numerous state and scientific awards and honours.
He was also a prominent and long-serving Russian lawmaker. Alferov was elected to the Russian parliament's lower house a total of six times.
"Zhores Alferov, Nobel Prize winner in Physics, member of the Communist Party faction in the Russian State Duma has died. Bless his memory", member of State Duma Valery Rashkin stated.
Умер нобелевский лауреат по физике, депутат фракции КПРФ в Госдуме Жорес Алфёров. Светлая память. pic.twitter.com/hrAeOeQErj— Валерий Рашкин (@RashkinV) 2 марта 2019 г.
Alferov was also the vice president of the Russian Academy of Science (RAS) from 1991 to 2017.