Igor R. Yukhnovsky – Ukrainian political and public figure, member of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Hero of Ukraine in the program “Gordon” on “112 Ukraine”.
Ihor Yukhnovsky – Ukrainian physicist, political and public figure, academician of NAS of Ukraine.
In 1951 he became the head of the Department of theoretical physics of the Lviv state University. From 1969 was the head of the Lviv Department of statistical physics Institute of theoretical physics, Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. In 1990 the Director of the Institute of physics of condensed systems of the Academy of Sciences of the Ukrainian SSR.
30 Mar 1990-elected Deputy of the Supreme Council of Ukraine. May 15, 1990, was the first in the history of Ukrainian opposition faction “people’s Rada”. In 1991 he participated in the presidential elections. In 1992 became the state Advisor for science and technology, and then first Deputy Prime Minister.
The parliamentary elections in 2002 were on the list of the bloc “Our Ukraine” and in the fourth time became the Deputy of the Supreme Council.
In 2005 he was awarded the title of Hero of Ukraine.
The head of Ukrainian Association of veterans of the Second world war, the Director created may 31, 2006 Ukrainian Institute of national memory, Director of the Institute of physics of condensed systems (Lviv).