Institute of Physics of ANAS regretfully informs that Ovsat Bahram oglu Abdinov, corresponding member of ANAS, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Professor died on (in) October, 29, 2016 at the age of 72 after a long illness.
Ovsat Bahram oglu Abdinov was born on February 23, 1944 in Belokan city, Azerbaijan. He graduated from the Faculty of Physics of Baku State University in 1966. He defended the Ph.D. thesis in 1972 and the doctoral thesis in 1972. We confidently assert that the word combination “for the first time” is the beginning of each academic and organizational work of Ovsat Bahram oglu Abdinov.
It is impossible to overestimate the merits of a prominent scientist Ovsat Bahram oglu Abdinov in the creation, development and training of national personnel for the first time in Azerbaijan in the field of high energy physics. Especially, his wide knowledge, inexhaustible energy, talent in organization and search of young specialists led to creation of his own school in this field of sciences that can serve as an example for future generations.
The theoretical description of hadron-nuclear interaction processes is the main direction of scientific investigations of Ovsat Bahram oglu Abdinov. He was the first who proposed a theoretical hypothesis of the cluster formation in light nuclei, which further was experimentally proved. Subsequently this hypothesis was reflected in a number of scientific works that have international fame.
The laboratory headed by Ovsat Abdinov worked jointly first with Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR, Dubna, Russia) and Institute of High Energy Physics (IHEP, Serpukhov, Russia) and then with European Centre for Nuclear Research (CERN, Switzerland) that is one of the leading international scientific world centers.
The creation and expansion of these relations of Azerbaijan with CERN paved the way for the participation of Azerbaijan scientists in the grand experiment of the present time, the experiment on the Large Hadron Collider. However, he never interrupted the connections with Dubna. He was the staff member of JINR, took part in joined scientific investigational works with colleagues from Dubna, the deputy of authorized representative of the government of Azerbaijan Republic in JINR, the member of JINR Scientific Council.
Creation of the first national GRID segment in Azerbaijan is associated with the name of Ovsat Abdinov. GRID-segments were firstly created under his direct supervision in Ganga Department of Institute of Geology of ANAS. The formation of informational GRID - infrastructure in Azerbaijan and its wide application in scientific research takes the special place in Ovsat Abdinov’s activity. We can say confidently that He was the author of the first GRID-segment created in Azerbaijan.
Ovsat Abdinov dedicated near 20 years of his scientific activity to investigation carried out within the framework of ATLAS collaboration. As a result of these investigations he achieved the fundamental results in this field.
We state proudly that Ovsat Abdinov was the one of the co-authors of the article dedicated to the most amazing discovery of this century, the discovery of a new type of quant of the Higgs field that is Standard Model Higgs boson responsible for spontaneous break of electroweak symmetry and the acquisition of fundamental particles mass. It should be noted that Pieter Higgs and Francoise Engler were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for the theory on the insertion of the Higgs boson.
Ovsat Abdinov was the famous scientific representative of Azerbaijan intelligentsia not only in our republic but globally. He was the organizer of International conferences, invited plenary speaker at the famous International conferences, presenter of the high level reports at different scientific conferences. . He repeatedly was the winner of a number of grants, as in the former Soviet Union as well as in Azerbaijan.
The group of scientists from Azerbaijan headed by Ovsat Abdinov and participated in ATLAS experiments on Large Hadron Collider not accidentally took the first place and was awarded by Thomson Reuter, being the leading world information center and database, for the highest number of citations on their article dedicated to Higgs boson discovery.
With regret we say that because of his death, he could not be competed a number of planned scientific and organizational works, which are inherited by his students. It is hoped that this work will be carried out and continued by created by him scientific school for the benefit of the Azerbaijan science.
May Allah bless his soul!