Book ID: CBB001451840

Buried Glory: Portraits of Soviet Scientists (2013)


Hargittai, István (Author)

Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 2013
Physical Details: xiii + 352 pp.; ill.
Language: English

Scientists -- Soviet Union -- Biography. Science -- Soviet Union. Science. 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.

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Hall, Karl
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Physics in Perspective
Cornell University Press
Indiana University Press
Bloomsbury Academic
Jonathan Cape
Boston University
World Scientific
National histories
Science and society
Scientific communities; interprofessional relations
Cross-national interaction
Stalin, Joseph
Coulson, Charles Alfred
Jordan, Pascual
Landau, Lev Davidovich
Lange, Fritz
Fuchs, Klaus
Soviet Union
United States
Great Britain
20th century
21st century
20th century, late
19th century
Nuffield Radio Astronomy Laboratories, Jodrell Bank

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