Currently alive, at 86 years of age.
1930 – Alferov was born in Vitebsk, Belarus, USSR on the 15th of March.
1952 – He graduated from the Department of Electronics of V.I. Ulyanov Electrotechnical Institute in Leningrad.
1953 – He was a staff member of the Physico-Technical Institute.
1953-1964 – He became a Junior Researcher.
1961 – He earned scientific degree: a candidate of sciences in technology in Ioffe Institute.
1962 – He worked in the area of III-V semiconductor heterostructures.
1964-1967 – He became a Senior Researcher.
1967-1987 – He became the head of the laboratory.
1970 – He earned scientific degree: a doctor of sciences in physics and mathematics in Ioffe Institute.
1972 – He was elected a corresponding member of the USSR Academy of Sciences and received the Lenin Prize.
1973 – He took over the chair of optoelectronics at the St. Petersburg State Electrotechnical University.
1979 – He was elected an Academy’s full member.
1984 – He was awarded the USSR State Prize.
1987 – He was a director in the Physico-Technical Institute.
1988 – Alferov was appointed to the Dean of the Faculty of Physics and Technology at the St. Petersburg Technical University.
1989 – He became a Vice-President of the USSR Academy of Sciences.
1999 – He was awarded the Demidov Prize.
2000 – Received the Novel Prize in Physics.
2001 – Received the Kyoto Prize.