Buried Glory: Portraits of Soviet Scientists

Buried Glory: Portraits of Soviet Scientists

by Istvan Hargittai, Istvn Hargittai

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ISBN-13: 9780199985593
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 10/22/2013
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Istvan Hargittai is a University Professor at the Institute of General and Analytical Chemistry, Budapest Technical University. He is also a Research Professor and Head of Department at the Structural Chemistry Research Group of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences at Eötvös University, and is a member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the Academia Europaea (London).

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction

Part I Nuclear Physicists
Chapter 1 Igor Tamm: Exemplary Consistency
Chapter 2 Yakov Zeldovich: Soviet Prometheus
Chapter 3 Andrei Sakharov: Soviet Conscience

Part II Low-temperature Physicists
Chapter 4 Petr Kapitza: Respected Centaur
Chapter 5 Lev Landau: Genius & Evgenii Lifshits: More than Landau's Pen
Chapter 6 Vitaly Ginzburg: Amateur Astronomer
Chapter 7 Alexei Abrikosov: "Unmanageable"

Part III Chemists and Chemical Physicists
Chapter 8 Nikolai Semenov: Mr. Chain Reaction
Chapter 9 Yulii Khariton: Director of "Los Arzamas"
Chapter 10 Boris Belousov & Anatol Zhabotinsky: "Impossible" Reaction
Chapter 11 Aleksandr Kitaigorodskii: Soviet Maverick
Chapter 12 Aleksandr Nesmeyanov: Brilliant Administrator and Soviet Courtier

Epilogue

Notes
Biographical Names
Some Notable Dates
Select Bibliography
Index

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