V.I. Vernadsky was one of the great scientists whose ideas appear to be relevant as the years go by. His research interests were outstandingly broad ranging from biology and geology to radioactivity problems. Does his scientific heritage influence today’s science? Is it popular? Do scientific programs and studies advance it? Why have many of Vernadsky’s ideas remained a theory?
Erik Mikhaylovich Galimov, Director of the V.I. Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry, Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Member of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Chairperson of the Commission for Development of Scientific Heritage of the Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences V.I. Vernadsky under the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences.