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Alexander Nikolaevich Skrinsky (born 1936), Soviet nuclear physicist, giving a lecture at the Institute of Nuclear Physics. Skrinsky did pioneering work with particle accelerators, working on the VEP-1 in 1964 and then the VEPP-2 in 1966. The VEP-1 was the world's first collider, while the VEPP-2 was the first electron-positron collider. Skrinsky has been Director of the Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics since 1977. He is a Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. His awards include the Lenin Prize (1967), the USSR State Prize (1989), the Veksler Gold Medal (1991), and the Wilson Prize (2002). Photographed in 1978, in Novosibirsk, Russia.
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