Pyotr Kapitsa

Soviet physicist

Pyotr Leonidovich Kapitsa or Peter Kapitza FRS (Russian: Пётр Леонидович Капица, Romanian: Petre Capița (8 July [O.S. 26 June] 1894[1] – 8 April 1984) was a Soviet physicist and engineer.[2] He was best known for his work in low-temperature physics. He won the 1978 Nobel Prize in Physics.

Pyotr Kapitsa
Пётр Леонидович Капица
Pyotr L Kapitsa Russian physicist 1964.jpg
Pyotr Kapitsa in 1964
Born
Pyotr Leonidovich Kapitsa

(1894-07-08)8 July 1894
Died8 April 1984(1984-04-08) (aged 89)
Resting placeNovodevichy Cemetery, Moscow
NationalityRussian, Soviet
CitizenshipRussian Empire (1894–1917) → RSFSR (1917–1922) → Soviet Union (1922–1984)
Known forSuperfluidity
Kapitza's pendulum
Awards
Scientific career
FieldsPhysics
Doctoral studentsDavid Shoenberg

ReferencesEdit

  1. Pyotr Leonidovich Kapitsa. Encyclopædia Britannica
  2. "Alsos: Browse Results: People: Kapitza, Peter". alsos.wlu.edu. Archived from the original on 28 August 2006. Retrieved 7 April 2018.