Nikolai Aleksandrovich Kozyrev

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Nikolai Aleksandrovich Kozyrev : biography

September 2, 1908 – February 27, 1983

Nikolai Alexandrovich Kozyrev (September 2, 1908–February 27, 1983) was a Russian astronomer/astrophysicist.


  • N.A.Kozyrev, On the Nightglow of Venus, Izvestiya Krymskoi Astrofizicheskoi Observatorii, Vol 12
  • N.A.Kozyrev, Molecular Absorption in the Violet Part of the Spectrum of Venus Krymskoi Astrofizicheskoi Observatorii, Vol 12
  • N.A.Kozyrev, Selected Works, published by Leningrad State Univ., 1991. 488 p.
  • N.A.Kozyrev, V.V.Nasonov, On some properties of time, discovered by astronomical observations, in Problemy issledovaniya vselennoi, 1980, (Russian lang.)
  • N.A.Kozyrev, Possibility of experimental study of properties of time, Pulkovo, September 1967 ()
  • N.A.Kozyrev, Sources of Stellar Energy and the Theory of the Internal Constitution of Stars, In: Progress in Physics, 2005, v.3, 61-99.

Publications with reference to Kozyrev’s work

  • Margerison Dr. T., Causal Mechanics – The Russian Scientific Dispute, New Scientists, London, Nov 26, 1959
  • Akimov, A.E., Shipov, G. I., Torsion fields and their experimental manifestations, 1996 ()
  • Mishin, Alexander M., The Ether Model as Result of the New Empirical Conception, International Academy of MegaSciences, St. Petersburg, Russia ()
  • Levich, A.P., A Substantial Interpretation of N.A. Kozyrev’s Conception of Time. Singapore, New Jersey, London, Hong Kong: World Scientific, 1996, p. 1-42.
  • A.E.Akimov, G.U.Kovalchuk, V.G.Medvedev, V.K.Oleinik, A.F.Pugach, The preliminary results of astronomical observations of the sky with N.A.Kozyrev’s method, Chief astronomical observatory of Ukraine Acad.of Sciences, Kiev, 1992
  • Ostrander, S. and Schroeder, L., Psychic Discoveries Behind the Iron Curtain, Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, N.J., 1970.
  • Hellmann, A., Aspekte der Zeit- und Äthertheorie, 2006, ()
  • Lavrentiev, M.M., Yeganova, I.A., Lutset, M.K. & Fominykh, S.F. (1990). On distant influence of stars on resistor. Doklady Physical Sciences. 314 (2). 368-370.
  • Lavrentiev, M.M., Gusev, V.A., Yeganova, I.A., Lutset, M.K. & Fominykh, S.F. (1990). On the registration of true Sun position. Doklady Physical Sciences. 315 (2), 368-370.
  • Lavrentiev, M.M., Yeganova, I.A., Lutset, M.K. & Fominykh, S.F. (1991) On the registration of substance respond to external irreversible process. Doklady Physical Sciences. 317 (3), 635-639.
  • Lavrentiev, M.M., Yeganova, I.A., Medvedev, V.G., Oleynik, V.K. & Fominykh, S.F. (1992). On the scanning of star sky by Kozyrev’s detecting unit. Doklady Physical Sciences. 323 (4), 649-652.
  • Levich, A.P. (1995). Generating Flows and a Substantional Model of Space-Time. Gravitation and Cosmology. 1 (3), 237-242.
  • Wilcock, David. (2011). The Source Field Investigations,


He was born in St. Petersburg, and by 1928 he had graduated from the Leningrad State University. In 1931 he began working at the Pulkovo Observatory, located to the south of Leningrad. He was considered to be one of the most promising astrophysicists in Russia. Kozyrev was a victim of the Stalinist purges of the Pulkovo Observatory. Started by the accusations of a disgruntled graduate student, most of the observatory staff died as a result. Kozyrev was arrested in November 1936 and sentenced to 10 years for counterrevolutionary activity. In January 1941, he was given another 10-year sentence for "hostile propaganda". While incarcerated, he was allowed to work in engineering-type jobs. Due to the lobbying by his colleagues, he won an early release from detention in December 1946.Russian Wikipedia (with refs). As a result of his imprisonment he was mentioned in The Gulag Archipelago by Alexandr Solzhenitsyn.

During his imprisonment, Kozyrev attempted to continue working on purely theoretical physics. He considered the problem of the energy source of stars and formulated a theory. But in his isolation, he was unaware of the discovery of atomic energy. After his release, Kozyrev refused to believe the theory that stars are powered by atomic fusion.