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P. A. Cherenkov

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Dates

July 28, 1904 – January 6, 1990

Authorized Form of Name

Cherenkov, P. A.

Additional Forms of Names

Čerenkov, Pavel A., 1904-1990

Čerenkov, Pavel Alekseevič, 1904-1990

Čerenkov, Pavel Aleksejevič, 1904-1990

Cherenkov, Pav. Al. (Pavel Alekseevich)

Cherenkov, Pavel Alekseevich

Черенков, Павел Алексеевич

Biography

Abstract

Pavel A. Cherenkov was a physicist at the P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute, specializing in electromagnetism and instrumentation. He was awarded the 1958 Nobel Prize in Physics along with Ilya M. Frank and Igor Y. Tamm "for the discovery and interpretation of the Cherenkov effect."

Important Dates

July 28, 1904Birth, Voronezhskai︠a︡ oblast' (Russia).

1928Obtained BSc in Physics and Mathematics, Voronezh State University (Voronezhskiĭ gosudarstvennyĭ universitet), Voronezhskai︠a︡ oblast' (Russia).

1930 – 1967Senior Scientific Officer (1930); Section Leader (1940); and Professor of Experimental Physics (1953-1967), P. N. Lebedev Institute of Physics (Fizicheskiĭ institut imeni P.N. Lebedeva), Moscow (Russia).

1940Obtained Doctorate in Physics-Mathematical Sciences, P. N. Lebedev Institute of Physics (Fizicheskiĭ institut imeni P.N. Lebedeva), Moscow (Russia).

1946Awarded Stalin Prize.

1952Awarded Stalin Prize.

1958Awarded Nobel Prize in Physics with Ilya M. Frank and Igor Y. Tamm "for the discovery and the interpretation of the Cherenkov effect".

1964 – 1970Corresponding and Full Member, USSR Academy of Sciences, Akademii︠a︡ nauk SSSR.

1977Awarded USSR State Prize.

January 6, 1990Death, Moscow (Russia).

Occupation

Electromagnetism and instrumentation physicist.

Places

Birth

Voronezhskai︠a︡ oblast' (Russia)

Undergraduate Education

Voronezhskai︠a︡ oblast' (Russia)

Graduate Education

Moscow (Russia)

Employment

Moscow (Russia)

Death

Moscow (Russia)

Subjects

Electromagnetic fields.

Instrumentation.

Light Scattering.

Radioactivity.

Vacuum technology.

Relationships

People

Family

Cherenkov, Aleksei

Father.

Cherenkov, Mariya

Mother.

Cherenkov, Marya Putintseva

Wife.

Advisors & Collaborators

Frank, I. M. (Il'ia Mikhailovich), 1908-1990

Awarded 1958 Nobel Prize in Physics with Cherenkov and Tamm "for the discovery and the interpretation of the Cherenkov effect".

Tamm, I. E. (Igor' Evgen'evich), 1895-1971

Awarded 1958 Nobel Prize in Physics with Cherenkov and Frank "for the discovery and the interpretation of the Cherenkov effect".

Vavilov, S. I. (Sergeĭ Ivanovich), 1891-1951

PhD advisor at USSR Academy of Sciences (Akademii︠a︡ nauk SSSR).

Institutions

Major Positions

Fizicheskiĭ institut imeni P.N. Lebedeva

Obtained Doctorate in Physics-Mathematical Sciences (1940). Senior Scientific Officer; Section Leader; and Professor of Experimental Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

Akademiia nauk SSSR

Corresponding and Full Member.

Voronezhskiĭ gosudarstvennyĭ universitet

Obtained BSc in Physics and Mathematics (1928).

Resources

Archival Resources

Subject

Russian Academy of Sciences Department of the Mathematical and Natural Sciences records of the of Group of Physics, 1934-1938.

Archive

Russian Academy of Sciences

ul. Novocheremushkinskaia, 34, Moscow, 117218, Russia

Russian Academy of Sciences P. N. Lebedev Physical Institute records, 1933-1980.

Archive

Russian Academy of Sciences

ul. Novocheremushkinskaia, 34, Moscow, 117218, Russia

Published Resources

Subject

Encyclopaedia Britannica - Pavel Alekseyevich Cherenkov

Pavel A. Cherenkov Nobel Prize biography.

Pavel Alekseevich Cherenkov: chelovek i otkrytie/ otvetstvennye redaktory i sostaviteli A.N. Gorbunov, E.P. Cherenkova.