Vitaly Lazarevich Ginzburg, ForMemRS (Russian: Вита́лий Ла́заревич Ги́нзбург; October 4, 1916 – November 8, 2009) was a Soviet and Russian theoretical physicist, astrophysicist, and winner of the 2003 Nobel Prize in Physics. He was of Jewish descent.
Vitaly Lazarevich Ginzburg
October 4, 1916
|Died||November 8, 2009 (aged 93)|
|Alma mater||Moscow State University|
|Spouse(s)||Olga Zamsha Ginzburg (1937–1946; divorced; 1 child)|
Nina Yermakova Ginzburg (m. 1946)
|Institutions||P. N. Lebedev Physical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences|
|Doctoral advisor||Igor Tamm|
Ginzburg was a member of the Soviet and Russian Academies of Sciences and one of the fathers of the Soviet hydrogen bomb. He was the successor to Igor Tamm as head of the Department of Theoretical Physics of the Lebedev Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (FIAN), and an outspoken atheist.
- Longair, M. S. (2011). "Vitaly Lazarevich Ginzburg. 4 October 1916 – 8 November 2009". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. 57: 129–146. doi:10.1098/rsbm.2011.0002.
- Nikonov, Vyacheslav (September 30, 2004). "Physicists have nothing to do with miracles". Social Sciences (3): 148–150. Retrieved September 9, 2007.
- Thomas H. Maugh II (November 10, 2009). "Vitaly Ginzburg dies at 93; Nobel Prize-winning Russian physicist". Los Angeles Times.
Quotations related to Vitaly Ginzburg at Wikiquote
- Vitaly L. Ginzburg, Autobiography in English at Nobelprize.org
- Ginzburg's homepage
- Curriculum Vitae
- Open letter to the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir V. Putin
- Obituary The Daily Telegraph 11 Nov 2009.
- Obituary The Independent November 14, 2009 (by Martin Childs).
- (in Russian) Biography
- (in Russian) Obituary