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Vitaly Ginzburg

Russian Physicist

Vitaly Lazarevich Ginzburg, ForMemRS[1] (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.[2]

Vitaly Ginzburg
Виталий Лазаревич Гинзбург.jpg
Born
Vitaly Lazarevich Ginzburg

(1916-10-04)October 4, 1916
DiedNovember 8, 2009(2009-11-08) (aged 93)
NationalityRussia
Alma materMoscow State University
Known for
Spouse(s)Olga Zamsha Ginzburg (1937–1946; divorced; 1 child)
Nina Yermakova Ginzburg (m. 1946)
Awards
Scientific career
FieldsTheoretical Physics
InstitutionsP. N. Lebedev Physical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences
Doctoral advisorIgor Tamm
Doctoral students

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.[3]

Ginzburg died in Moscow on November 8, 2009 from cardiac arrest, aged 93.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 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. 
  2. Nobelprize.org
  3. Nikonov, Vyacheslav (September 30, 2004). "Physicists have nothing to do with miracles". Social Sciences (3): 148–150. http://dlib.eastview.com/sources/article.jsp?id=6670653. Retrieved September 9, 2007. 
  4. Thomas H. Maugh II (November 10, 2009). "Vitaly Ginzburg dies at 93; Nobel Prize-winning Russian physicist". Los Angeles Times.

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