Boris Fedorovich Gordiets deceased today in Moscow, Russia.
Boris F. Gordiets was born in Chelabinsk, Russia, on September 23, 1941. He graduated as a engineer-physicist in 1963 from Moscow Physical-Technical
Institute, Dolgoprudniy, Russia and received the Candidate of Science and Doctor of Science degrees in 1968 and 1982, respectively. Since 1968, he was with the P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, where he was a Leading Scientist since 1986. He was an Invited Professor and Researcher in the Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal. He was also a Visiting Professor-Investigator at Barcelona University, Barcelona, Spain. His scientific interest were in theoretical investigations and modeling of kinetic processes in molecular physics, physics of gas lasers, atmospheric and ionospheric optics, and low-temperature plasmas.