Yakov Zeldovich, Soviet physicist

Yakov Zeldovich, Soviet physicist

H426/0027 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 25.5MB

Downloadable file size: 1.4MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Restrictions: Not to be shared on social media or embedded in a web page without permission.

Caption: Yakov Borisovich Zeldovich (1914-1987), Soviet physicist. Zeldovich joined the Soviet Atomic Project in 1943, working on nuclear weapons until 1963. From the 1950s onwards, he also worked on elementary particles, making several important predictions about meson and muon decay, as well as the behaviour of 'cold' neutrons. From the 1960s, he worked in astrophysics and cosmology, working on the large-scale structure of the universe, black holes, and predicting the Sunyaev-Zeldovich effect concerning the cosmic background radiation. He received numerous awards, including three Orders of Lenin (1949, 1962 and 1974) and the Kurchatov Medal (1977). An asteroid has been named in his honour. Photographed in Russia in 1985.

Release details: Model release not available. Property release not required.

Keywords: 1900s, 1980s, 1985, 20th century, adult, astrophysicist, atomic bomb, black-and-white, caucasian, classroom, cold neutrons, cosmic background radiation, cosmological, cosmologist, cosmology, elderly, european, historical, history, human, kurchatov medal, male, man, meson decay, monochrome, muon decay, neutron, neutrons, novosti, nuclear weapons, old, order of lenin, people, person, physical, physicist, physics, portrait, portraits, russia, russian, scientist, soviet, soviet atomic project, soviet union, sunyaev-zeldovich effect, surname z, ussr, white, yakov zeldovich

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.