Walking in the park outside the Ivan Franko University of Lviv, Ukraine. I see an interesting man coming towards me. Not only does he seems quite photogenic, but a gut feeling tells me it’s worth trying to chat a bit with him. I was right. Here is Alexey, 82-yr old matematician with a special interest for geological processes.
Having being “thrown out” of his position long ago for reached age limits did not stop him. With undiminished curiosity and passion, he still works long days applying his mathematics to reveal connections between geological processes on Earth and astronomical factors. Things don’t happen by chance, says Aleksey. Almost as if the fact that I, a geologist with a camera, came across Alexey didn’t happen by chance either.
It took only a short chat that cold February morning for Alexey to invite me home that very same evening. If I thought he was photogenic, I just had to meet his his wife: “the most beautiful woman in the world”. Talking about undiminished passion..