Alexander Didebulidze.


Famous Georgian scientist, academician got his basic education in Polytechnic Institute of Riga that he graduated in 1911. Along with his studies he managed to be the leader of student's technical society, the chairman of Riga musical society and the editor of magazine "Photographic news".

In 1919, he was invited as a professor in Tbilisi University. He was supposed to organize the department of physics. In 1921, with Peter Melikishvili, he formed the faculty of agronomy in the University. Since 1923 he was a director of geophisic observatory and laid the scientific basis of geophisician investigation of Main Caucasus Ridge. For that reason were the expeditions organized on the peak of Kazbegi. These and other events of his life are depicted on photos from the family album of scientist.

A. Didebulidze himself was photographing, writing works concerning theoretical and practical photography, was friends with the photographer Peter Kozlov. In Riga, in 1913-1914, he worked out methods of optical stabilization of photographic emulsion and interference in colour photography according to Lippman method, that let to ameliorate the colour purity and increase the speed light. In twenties he worked on increasing the contrast while shooting faded scripts. Some unread scripts were shot after Ivan Djavakhishvili's request and became available for studies. This method was published in "Works of Tbilisi University" in 1924. He was also writing about the shots of clouds in the article "About light-filters", published in 1927 in magazine "Photographer". This way, he was trying to use the abilities of photography in the aims of science, that he successfully managed to do.

Giorgi Gersamia

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