Writer and scientist who was the president of Center for Future Studies from 1992 to 2009. He also published numerous works on nuclear physics and cosmology, among other things.
He graduated from Moscow State University with degrees in nuclear physics and quantum field theory.
He died unexpectedly during treatment for lung cancer in 2009.
His daughter helped to establish the Dr. Alexander S. Potupa Memorial Scholarship in his name.
He and George Gamow are both known for their work in the field of nuclear physics.