Pavel Andreevich Apanasevich (b. 14.07.1929, v. Staroselye, Dokshitsky district, Vitebsk region), physicist. Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (1984; corresponding member since 1980), Doctor of Physico-Mathematical Sciences (1974), Professor (1977). Honored Scientist of the Republic of Belarus (1995).
Scientific studies on the theory of the interaction of electromagnetic radiation with matter, laser physics, nonlinear optics and spectroscopy. He proposed a physically sound classification of the secondary glow; gave a justification of the equations of the probabilistic method in the theory of absorption and emission of light; built quantum non-Markov type kinetic equations and based on them analyzed the action of high-power radiation on the spectral-optical characteristics of atoms and molecules; developed the theory of parametric interaction of light waves and wave front reversal in resonant media. Contributed to the study of stimulated and coherent Raman scattering, interaction and mode synchronization in pulsed lasers, the generation of ultrashort light pulses, two-photon absorption of light, ortho-paraconversion of hydrogen molecules.
Published more than 320 scientific papers, incl. 2 monographs.
State Prize of the BSSR in 1978 for a series of works "Spectral-optical properties of a substance in a field of high-power laser radiation". State Prize of the USSR in 1982 for the series of works "The Physical Foundations of Dynamic Holography and New Methods for Transforming the Spatial Structure of Light Beams".
Awarded with the Order of the Badge of Honor (1979), the Order of Honor (2010), a medal.