Belyakov V.A. (Belyakov Vladimir Alekseevich), physics researcher; born Leningrad USSR 17-02-1937; Has 3 children Aleksei, Sophia, Ivan; Graduated from Moscow Engineering Institute in 1961; Postgraduate student of I.V. Kurchatov Atomic Energy Institute 1961 to 64; Head of Laboratory in All-Union Physics-Technical and Radio :Technical Institute 1964 to 82 and in Surface and Vacuum Research Centre, Moscow 1982 to 95; Since 1995 Senior Researcher in L. D. Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics; Since 1982 Part-time Professor in Moscow Institute for Physics and Technology; Short term Visiting professor of some Universities: Leuven (Belgium), Tokyo (Japan), Paris Sud (France), Glasgow Thrathclyde (Scotland) etc. Author of the following monographs: Optics of Cholesteric Liquid Crystals, 1982, Optics of Chiral Liquid Crystals, 1989; Diffraction Optics of Complex Structured Periodic Media , 1988, 1992; "Optics of Photonic Crystals", Publishing House of Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, 2013 (Textbook, in Russian). Candidate of Science 1965; Doctor of Science, 1974, Professor 1980;