The book is dedicated to M. V. Lomonosov’s living in St. Petersburg. The book pages tell us about M. V. Lomonosov’s activity as a consistent and convinced successor to Peter the Great’s traditions, who initiated the science development and made it a part of the national strategy, a necessary condition of Russia’s development in economic, technical and cultural fields of knowledge.
The book covers every stage of scientist’s biography, such as Lomonosov’s childhood, education, his work in the Academy of Sciences and Arts, and his pass from a student to the academician. It tells us about M.V. Lomonosov’s contribution to the formation of the national science and the Academy transformation into the educational center of the Russian Empire. It gives consideration to the scientist’s role in the development of physics, chemistry, economics, geography, literature, and tool engineering.
This publication is of interest both for specialists and for a wide range of the scientific community.
It is published on demand of the Committee on science and higher school of St. Petersburg government in connection with M. V. Lomonosov’s tercentenary celebration in St. Petersburg in accordance with the decree of St. Petersburg government of April 16, 2010 № 407 «About approval of the List of events for 2011 on preparation and holding M.V. Lomonosov’s tercentenary celebration in St. Petersburg».