Lev Davidovich Landau

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Soviet physicist who worked on low temperature physics (1908-1968)


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Their lives were not all equally exciting, but some were fascinating: There was Yakov Zeldovich, the main theoretical physicist of the Soviet atomic bomb project; Yurii Khariton, the man in charge for forty-six years of the nuclear weapons laboratory at Arzamas-16; the "autocratic" Petr Kapitsa, who founded an institute and wrote letters to Stalin denouncing his colleagues; and Lev Landau, the weapons developer admired by Edward Teller.
Future Nobel laureate Lev Landau, a Soviet physicist, came along in 1941, predicting that superfluid helium-4 should contain an exotic, particle-like excitation called a roton, but scientists--including Landau, Nobel laureate Richard Feynman, and Wolf Prize recipient Philippe Nozieres--have debated what structure the roton would take ever since.
One of the last generation of Russian physicists directly mentored by Russian theorist Lev Landau, the author collects here many of his early papers, originally published in Russian journals, and not widely available in the current literature.
In the late 1930s, Soviet physicist Lev Landau, just released from prison for holding anti-Stalinist views, found a way to simplify the problem.
Among them are Leonid Mandelstam (1879-1944), Andrei Sacharov (1921-89), Niels Bohr (1885-1962), Werner Heisenberg (1901-76), and Lev Landau (1908-68).