Lev Landau

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Lev Davidovich Landau
Born(1908-01-22)January 22, 1908
DiedApril 1, 1968(1968-04-01) (aged 60)
Alma materSaint Petersburg State University
Known forSuperfluidity, Superconductivity
Scientific career
Doctoral studentsAlexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov
Isaak Markovich Khalatnikov

Lev Davidovich Landau (Russian: Лев Давидович Ландау) (January 22, 1908April 1, 1968), was a famous Soviet physicist for contributing to theoretical physics.

He was elected as a member of the USSR Academy of Sciences in 1946. He was a Foreign Member of Royal Society of London (1960), National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (1960), Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters (1951), Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences (1956), American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1960) and German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina (1964), French Physical Society and the London Physical Society.

He won the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physics for his contribution to the Mathematical Theory of Superfluidity. He also got titles or awards: Hero of Socialist Labor (1954). Max Planck Medal (Germany, 1960), Fritz London Prize (1960), USSR State Prize: Lenin Prize (1962) and Stalin Prizes (1946, 1949, 1953).

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