Vladyslav Heraskevych

Vladyslav Heraskevych, born in Kyiv on January 12, 1999, is an alumnus of the Ukrainian Physics and Mathematics Lyceum and of Taras Shevchenko National University in Kyiv as well as a trailblazing olympic athlete.

Vlad is the first Ukrainian skeleton athlete to participate in the Olympic Winter Games -- in Pyeongchang 2018, where he finished 12th. He also participated in the Olympic Winter Games 2022 in Beijing, where, courageously, on February 11, 2022 and thus hardly two weeks before the start of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, he displayed an antiwar sign »No war in Ukraine« to television cameras after a run.

Together with his father Mykhailo, Vlad has set up athletic training camps for Ukrainian youths to help take their minds off of the war and give them hope for a better future. They have also founded the Heraskevych Charity Foundation to provide »social help to public services and to the Ukrainian victims of the war«.

Vlad finished his master degree in Physics in 2022. The results of his thesis Low-temperature magnetoresistance of functionalized multiwall carbon nanotubes have been published in [1]. This is one of six published physics research papers that Vlad has co-authored.

[1] I. V. Ovsiienko, T. A. Len, I. G. Mirzoiev, E. Yu. Beliayev, D. Gnida, L. Yu. Matzui, V. M. Heraskevych; Low-temperature magnetoresistance of multi-walled carbon nanotubes with perfect structure. Low Temp. Phys. 1 February 2022; 48 (2): 89–98. doi.org/10.1063/10.0009286