Buried glory : portraits of Soviet scientists [E-Book] / Istvan Hargittai.
Hargittai, István.
New York ; Oxford University Press, [2013]
1 online resource (369 pages), illustrations, portraits
englisch
9780199985593
9780199985609
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Nuclear physicists. Igor Tamm: exemplary consistency ; Yakov Zeldovich: Soviet Prometheus ; Andrei Sakharov: Soviet conscience
  • Low-temperature physicists. Petr Kapitza: respected Centaur ; Lev Landau: genius & Evgenii Lifshits: more than Landau's pen ; Vitaly Ginzburg: amateur astronomer ; Alexei Abrikosov: "unmanageable"
  • Chemists and chemical physicists. Nikolai Semenov: Mr. Chain Reaction ; Yulii Khariton: director of "Los Arzamas" ; Boris Belousov & Anatol Zhabotinsky: "impossible" reaction ; Aleksandr Kitaigorodskii: Soviet maverick ; Aleksandr Nesmeyanov: brilliant administrator and Soviet courtier.