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Akhiezer, A. I. (Aleksandr Il ich), 1911-2000
Oral history interview with Alexander Ilich Akhiezer, 1995 November-December.
In this interview academician Akhiezer discusses his work at the Ukranian (later Kharkiv) Physico-Technical Institute of the Ukranian Academy of Sciences (1934-present); his acquaintance with Lev Landau in 1934; his successful passing of theoretical minimum examinations; scientist Lev Rozenkevitch, Isaak Pomeranchuk, and Fritz Hautermans; his first publications. Also describes teaching at the Ukrainian Physico-Technical institute, the Polytechnical Institute, and the University; the strike at the University; Landau's displacement to Moscow; Petr Kapitza, and Abram Ioffe. Akhiezer discusses his role as head of the Institute's theoretical department; gives summary of pre World War II investigations; witch hunting; F. Lange; World War II work, Laboratory #1 and participation in Soviet atomic project; electron accelerators; work at the Kurchatov Institute, university relations and pupils; Landau again, his illness and year in prison. Finally, Akhiezer's current investigations and life.
Physicist (theoretical). Head of theoretical department of Ukrainian Physico-Technical insitute (1937-1990).
Akhiezer, A. I. (Aleksandr Il ich), 1911-2000
Houtermans, F. G. (Friedrich Georg), 1903-
Ioffe, A. F. (Abram Fedorovich), 1880-1960.
Kapit s a, P. L. (Petr Leonidovich), 1894-1984
Landau, L. D. (Lev Davidovich), 1908-1968.
Lange, F.
Pomeranchuk, I. (Isaak), 1915-1966.
Rozenkevich, Lev.
Khar kovski fiziko-tekhnicheski institut
Kyv̐s ky politekhnichny instytut
Atomic bomb -- Soviet Union.
Electron accelerators.
Physicists -- Soviet Union.
Physicists -- Ukraine.
Physics -- Ukraine.
Prison sentences.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Soviet Union -- Science.
Oral histories. aat
Ranyuk, Yuri, interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA