14 june 2018

ANAS held event dedicated to academician Ahad Yagubov 110th anniversary, an outstanding scientist-geologist in the field of mud volcanism, a prominent public figure organizer of science, teacher, double laureate of the USSR State Prize on June 14.

At the beginning of the event the participants honored the memory of the scientist in the Alley of Honor and laid wreaths and flowers to his grave.

Opening the jubilee event, President of ANAS, academician Akif Alizadeh brought to attention that, the event was organized in accordance with the Order of President Ilham Aliyev "On holding the 110th anniversary of academician Ahad Yagubov" on March 29, 2018.

Academician A.Alizadeh noted that, Ahad Yagubov made an important contribution to the development of geological science in Azerbaijan and the training of highly qualified personnel. As a result of his predictions, such rich oilfields as Petroleum Stones, Syangachal Deniz, Duvanni (Zyabin), Bulla (Khara-Zira) were later discovered.

Noting that with the name of academician Ahad Yagubov all-round studies of mud volcanoes of Azerbaijan and scientific and practical issues of mud volcanism are connected, A.Alizadeh added that, in 1966 in the Institute of Geology after I.Gubkin of the Azerbaijan Academy of Sciences, scientist organized the first mud volcanism laboratory in the former USSR and also published the "Atlas of mud volcanoes of Azerbaijan" in Germany, which was appreciated by outstanding scientists and producers of the USSR as a valuable encyclopedic work on mud volcanism.

The President of ANAS noted that, being a prominent public figure A.Yagubov was also a deputy of the Supreme Council of the Azerbaijan SSR, deputy secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Azerbaijan, a chief of the oil industry of the Central Committee of the USSR, an adviser - a lawyer for the affairs of the USSR Embassy in Iran.

Noting that A.Yagubovs merits in the oil and gas sector were highly appreciated by the state, Academician A.Alizadeh stressed that the scientist was twice awarded the orders "Lenin", "Badge of Honor" and "October Revolution", in the Great Patriotic War - with medals "For Defense" Caucasus "," For valiant work ", was awarded the title of" Honorary Oilman "of the USSR and twice awarded the State Prize of the USSR. He noted that the scientific and organizational activity of A.Yagubov is an instructive example for young Azerbaijani geologists.

Then, reported head of Department of Mud Volcanism of ANAS Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Doctor of Geological and Mineralogical Sciences, Professor Adil Aliyev on "Academician A.Yagubov - founder of mud volcanism in Azerbaijan". The reporter noted that, after the termination of the current Azerbaijan University of Oil and Industry, Academician A.Yagubov worked as an employee and scientific secretary of the Geological Sector in the Azerbaijan branch of the USSR Academy of Sciences. He created more than 200 scientific papers and reports, including 20 books and teaching aids. The textbook "Oil and gas provinces and regions of the USSR", written by a scientist and a group of co-authors, was awarded the I.Gubkin Prize. After the death of A. Yagubov, who devoted his entire life to the study of mud volcanoes, the activities of the scientist were continued by his students and followers.

Professor A.Aliyev noted that, the laboratory, created in the Institute of Geology under the guidance of the scientist, is now recognized as the main scientific center on the problems of mud volcanism. He said that, A.Yagubov was awarded a silver medal of the All-Union Exhibition of the National Economy of the USSR for the map-mock "Mud volcanoes of Azerbaijan", and the Institute of Geology - with a diploma of the first degree.

The speaker informed that, the name of academician A.Yagubov occupies a special place in the history of the development of Azerbaijani science, and his activities for many years will serve as an example for future generations.

Rector of the Azerbaijan State University of Oil and Industry, Professor Mustafa Babanli delivered a report on "A.Yagubov: a student of the Azerbaijan State University of Oil and Industry - a prominent scientist-geologist". The scientist named academician A.Yagubov one of the most outstanding representatives of the Azerbaijani science of the 20th century and informed about the period when the scientist was educated at this university.

It was reported that A.Yagubov, who received the doctors degree in defense under the chairmanship of the outstanding academician Zelinsky in the Academic Council of the Institute of Fossil Fuels Deposits of the USSR Academy of Sciences, was considered a famous scientist in the field of mud volcanoes.

M.Babanli noted that, 45 years of his 70-year life devoted to the problem of mud volcanoes and the search for oil and gas deposits, Academician A.Yagubov, without accepting the offer to head the Petrovsky Institute of Oil after Gubkin in Moscow, dedicated his life to his people, the training of a new generation of oil geologists and volcanologists. He became the author of a number of textbooks and scientific and methodological works in the field of geology in the Azerbaijani language.

Then, academician Khoshbakht Yusifzadeh, Doctor of Geological and Mineralogical Sciences Rahid Rahmanov, Ph.D. in Earth Sciences Adila Kabulova and others shared their memories of an outstanding scientist.

The event featured a documentary about the life and work of academician Ahad Yagubov.

Speaking on behalf of the scientists family, Rasim Yagubov expressed gratitude to the organizers and participants of the event for the attention shown to the memory of his father.

Department of Public Relations
Institute of Geology and Geophysics of ANAS