Yuri N Denisyuk earned his undergraduate degree from the Leningrad Institute of Precision Mechanics and Optics in 1954. Upon graduating, he began work at the Vavilov State Optical Institute. His main research was in holography, and he is responsible for developing holography in three-dimensional media. For this work, he received many awards, including the 1970 Lenin Prize, the 1983 Dennis Gabor Award, OSA’s R.W. Wood Prize, and many others.