Landau, Lev Davidovich

(1908–68)
   Russian physicist and Nobel laureate, 1962. A child prodigy in mathematics, Landau had completed his formal studies in mathematics and physics at the universities of Baku (his birthplace) and Leningrad by the age of nineteen. He spent some years working under BOHR in Copenhagen, and returned to the USSR in 1937 to head a department at the Moscow Institute for Physical Problems. Landau developed theories on the properties of helium II and helium in in terms of quantum mechanics, and for this work he was awarded the 1962. Nobel Prize in Physics. He was also known for his low temperature research.
   Landau’s brilliant achievements, that earned him the Stalin Prize three times, did not save him from imprisonment for two years (1937–9) during the Stalinist purges. His career was ended by a car accident in 1962, from which he never fully recovered.

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  • LANDAU, LEV DAVIDOVICH — (1908–1968), Russian physicist and Nobel Prize winner. Born in Baku, Landau was a young prodigy in mathematics and was allowed to register at Baku University in the faculties of chemistry, physics, and mathematics at the age of 14, and graduated… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Landau,Lev Davidovich — Lan·dau (län douʹ), Lev Davidovich. 1908 1968. Soviet physicist. He won a 1962 Nobel Prize for his contributions to low temperature physics. * * * …   Universalium

  • Landau, Lev Davidovich — ▪ Russian physicist born Jan. 9 [Jan. 22, New Style], 1908, Baku, Russian Empire (now Azerbaijan) died April 1, 1968, Moscow, Russia, U.S.S.R.  Soviet theoretical physicist, one of the founders of the quantum theory of condensed matter whose… …   Universalium

  • Landau, Lev (Davidovich) — born Jan. 22, 1908, Baku, Azerbaijan, Russian Empire died April 1, 1968, Moscow, Russia, U.S.S.R. Soviet physicist. After graduating from Leningrad State University, he studied at Niels Bohr s institute in Copenhagen. He is known for his work in… …   Universalium

  • Landau , Lev Davidovich — (1908–1968) Azerbaijani theoretical physicist Landau, whose father was a petroleum engineer and whose mother was a physician, was born in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. He studied at the university in his native city (1922–24) and at Leningrad… …   Scientists

  • Landau, Lev Davidovich — (1908 68)    Russian physicist. Born in Baku, he studied at the University of Baku and the University of Leningrad. In 1929 he went to Copenhagen to study with Niels Bohr. From 1932 he was employed at the Ukrainian Physico Technical Institute at… …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • Lev Davidovich Landau — Lev Landau Pour les articles homonymes, voir Landau. Lev Davidovitch Landau (en russe : Лев Давидович Ландау) (22 janvier 1908 1er avril 1968) était un physicien théoricien russe, prix Nobel de physique en 1962 pour ses… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Lev Davidovich Landau — (Лев Давидович Ландау) (22 de enero de 1908 1 de abril de 1968) fue un físico y matemático de la Unión Soviética, nacido en Bakú, Azerbaiyán. Tuvo un amplio campo de trabajo, que incluye la teoría de la superconductividad y la superfluidez, la …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Lev Davidovich Landau — noun Soviet physicist who worked on low temperature physics (1908 1968) • Syn: ↑Landau • Instance Hypernyms: ↑physicist …   Useful english dictionary

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