...... If the end of the world is near,
let us, at least, enjoy it! Nikolai Chernov
This memorial website was created to remember our dearest Professor Nikolai Chernov who was born on November 10, 1956 and passed away on August 7, 2014. He was born in Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine, the elder son of Ivan and Galina Chernov. Nikolai studied at Moscow State University and worked in the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research after completing his doctorate. After moving to United States in 1991, Nikolai continued his research and teaching in UCLA, Georgia Tech, Princeton and UAB. He lived his life to the fullest, always pushing past the boundaries and reaching for the stars.
Dear Professor Chernov, we love you and thoughts of you shall always fill us with warmth and light. You will live forever in our memories and hearts.
A thousand times we needed him A thousand times we cried If love alone could have saved him he never would have left us......
Veta, be strong! As we all love you.....
Venera and Boris Khoromskij
Senior Scientists, Max-Planc Institute, Leipzig
May 2, 2015
Kolya was our dear friend and colleague since many years ago at JINR Institute in Dubna. He was a great personality, very gentle and intelligent, ready to help and understand. Kolya was an outstanding mathematician. It is so unfair that Kolya passed away so early. It was so painful when everything happened, and it is still hard to believe. There are no words to express our sadness and sorrow that Kolya is not with us, that we never hear his gentle voice by telephone. He will always be in our hearts and memories. Venera and Boris Khoromskij
February 18, 2015
As a "grandstudent" of Dr. Chernov's, he and his work were hugely inspring to me, and I've had many interactions with professors, advisors, and fellow students whose lives he had an amazingly positive impact on. Your life and accomplishments carry on in the hearts and memories of us all.