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Vitaly Ginzburg, Russian physicist

Vitaly Ginzburg, Russian physicist

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Vitaly Lazarevich Ginzburg (1916-2009), Russian physicist and Nobel laureate. Since gaining his doctorate in physics in 1940, Ginzberg worked at the Lebedev Physical Institute in Moscow. He worked on superconductivity, the physics of the ionosphere, and on theories concerning cosmic radiation. He also played a role in the development of the Soviet hydrogen bomb. He was a member of USSR Academy of Sciences, succeeding Igor Tamm as head of the Academy's physics branch. For his work on superconductivity, he received a share of the 2003 Nobel Prize for Physics. Photographed in 2004, in Moscow, Russia.

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