Mikhail V. Basilevsky

Born August 15, 1935 in Moscow, Russia.

Professor of Chemical Physics, Karpov Institute of Physical Chemistry, Moscow, Russia.

Author of:

“Molecular orbital method and the reactivity of organic compounds,” Moscow, Khimia (1969).

Important Contributions:

First calculations of potential energy surfaces for organic reactions (1969-1973); the theory of structure of potential energy surfaces, reaction coordinate and reaction path Hamiltonian (1977-1982); models and calculations for the quantum dynamics of gas phase exchange and decay reactions (1975-1985); calculations on the mechanisms of chemical reactions in molecular crystals (1979-1984); the theory of chemical reactions under high pressure (1985-1991); the stochastic theory of chemical reactions in polar media (1989-1992).