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Bakai, A. S. (Aleksandr Stepanovich)
Oral history interview with Alexander S. Bakai 1995 March 5.
Discusses his path into science; his education at Kharkiv University, student life, and first teachers; beginnings of his science career in the Theory Department of Kharkiv Institute of Physics and Technology; work with G. Lyubarsky; electron stretcher calcuations; history of Theory Department including the pre-war time, Paul Ehrenfest, Lev Landau, foreign visitors, Landau's pupils, theoretical physics after World War II, the Atom project, Ilya Lifshits, and O. Akhiezer. Describes the daughter institute - Physiotechnical Law temperature Institute in Kharkiv; being head of the Theory Department; structure of divisions; research on nonlinear phenomena in plasma, the theory of adiabatic invariants, structure and phase stability of irradiated solids, amorphous solids, and nuclear energy.
Physicist (nonlinear mechanics, plasma, physics of amorphous solids). Head of Theory Department, National Scientific Center, Kharkiv Institute of Physics and Technology. Born 1938.
Akhiezer, A. I. (Aleksandr Il ich), 1911-2000
Akhiezer, O.
Bakai, A. S. (Aleksandr Stepanovich)
Ehrenfest, Paul, 1880-1933.
Landau, L. D. (Lev Davidovich), 1908-1968.
Lifshits, I. M. (Ilya Mikhailovich)
Lyubarsky, G.
Kharkivs ky derz h avny universytet
Khar kovski fiziko-tekhnicheski institut
Nuclear energy.
Physicists -- Ukraine.
Physicists -- Soviet Union.
Plasma (Ionized gases)
Solids -- Effect of radiation on.
Solids -- Permeability.
Oral histories. aat
Ranyuk, Yuri, interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA