Vitaly Ginzburg

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Vitaly Ginzburg
Vitaly Lazarevich Ginzburg

(1916-10-04)October 4, 1916
DiedNovember 8, 2009(2009-11-08) (aged 93)
Alma materMoscow State University
Known for
Spouse(s)Olga Zamsha Ginzburg (1937–1946; divorced; 1 child)
Nina Yermakova Ginzburg (m. 1946)
Scientific career
FieldsTheoretical Physics
InstitutionsP. N. Lebedev Physical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences
Doctoral advisorIgor Tamm
Doctoral students

Vitaly Lazarevich Ginzburg, ForMemRS[1] (Russian: Вита́лий Ла́заревич Ги́нзбург; October 4, 1916 – November 8, 2009) was a Soviet and Russian theoretical physicist, astrophysicist, and winner of the 2003 Nobel Prize in Physics. He was of Jewish descent.[2]

Ginzburg was a member of the Soviet and Russian Academies of Sciences and one of the fathers of the Soviet hydrogen bomb. He was the successor to Igor Tamm as head of the Department of Theoretical Physics of the Lebedev Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (FIAN), and an outspoken atheist.[3]

Ginzburg died in Moscow on November 8, 2009 from cardiac arrest, aged 93.[4]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Longair, M. S. (2011). "Vitaly Lazarevich Ginzburg. 4 October 1916 – 8 November 2009". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. 57: 129–146. doi:10.1098/rsbm.2011.0002. S2CID 71295700.
  2. "". Archived from the original on 2008-05-17. Retrieved 2017-03-31.
  3. Nikonov, Vyacheslav (September 30, 2004). "Physicists have nothing to do with miracles". Social Sciences (3): 148–150. Retrieved September 9, 2007.
  4. Thomas H. Maugh II (November 10, 2009). "Vitaly Ginzburg dies at 93; Nobel Prize-winning Russian physicist". Los Angeles Times.

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