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Biography

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I. M. Frank

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Dates

October 23, 1908 – June 22, 1990

Authorized Form of Name

Frank, I. M. (Il'i︠a︡ Mikhaĭlovich), 1908-1990

Additional Forms of Names

Frank, I. M. (Il'ja Michajlovič), 1908-

Frank, Il'â Mihajlovič, 1908-1990

Frank, Il'i︠a︡ Mikhaĭlovich, 1908-1990

Frank, Il'ja M., 1908-1990

Франк, И. М. (Илья Михайлович), 1908-1990

Франк, Илья Михайлович, 1908-1990

Biography

Abstract

Ilya M. Frank was a electromagnetism physicist at the University of Moscow. He was awarded the 1958 Nobel Prize in Physics with Pavel A. Cherenkov and Igor Y. Tamm "for the discovery and the interpretation of the Cherenkov effect."

Important Dates

October 23, 1908Birth, Saint Petersburg (Russia).

1930Obtained BSc in Physics, Moscow State University (Moskovskiĭ gosudarstvennyĭ universitet im. M.V. Lomonosova), Moscow (Russia).

1931Senior Scientific Officer, State Optical Institute, Leningrad, Saint Petersburg (Russia).

1934 – 1970Scientific Officer, P.N. Lebedev Institute, Moscow State University (Fizicheskiĭ institut imeni P.N. Lebedeva, Moskovskiĭ gosudarstvennyĭ universitet im. M.V. Lomonosova), Moscow (Russia).

1935Obtained Doctorate of Physico-Mathematics Sciences, Moscow State University (Moskovskiĭ gosudarstvennyĭ universitet im. M.V. Lomonosova), Moscow (Russia).

1940 – 1956Lecturer and Researcher (1940-1946) and Head (1946-1956), Laboratory of Radioactive Radiation of the Research Institute of Nuclear Physics, Moscow (Russia).

1944Professor, Moscow State University (Moskovskiĭ gosudarstvennyĭ universitet im. M.V. Lomonosova), Moscow (Russia).

1946Awarded the Stalin Prize.

1946 – 1968Corresponding Member (1946) and Full Member (1968), U.S.S.R. Academy of Sciences (Akademii︠a︡ nauk SSSR), Moscow (Russia).

1946 – 1970Founder and Director of the Laboratory of Atomic Nucleus, Physics Institute, U.S.S.R. Academy of Sciences (Akademii︠a︡ nauk SSSR), Moscow (Russia).

1957 – 1988Director, Neutron Laboratory of the Joint Institute of Nuclear Investigations, Moscow (Russia).

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

1971Awarded USSR State Prize.

1990Emeritus Professor, Laboratory of Neutron Physics, Moscow State University (Moskovskiĭ gosudarstvennyĭ universitet im. M.V. Lomonosova), Moscow (Russia).

June 22, 1990Death, Moscow (Russia).

Occupation

Electromagnetic physicist.

Places

Birth

Saint Petersburg (Russia)

Undergraduate Education

Moscow (Russia)

Employment

Saint Petersburg (Russia)

Moscow (Russia)

Death

Moscow (Russia)

Subjects

Electromagnetic fields.

Electromagnetism.

Light particles.

Relationships

People

Family

Frank, Ella Abramovna Beilikhis

Wife.

Frank, Mikhail Lyudvigovic

Father.

Frank, Yelizaveta Mikhailovna Gratsianova

Mother.

Advisors & Collaborators

Cherenkov, P. A.

Awarded 1958 Nobel Prize in Physics with Frank 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 Moscow State University (Moskovskiĭ gosudarstvennyĭ universitet im. M.V. Lomonosova).

Additional

Ginzburg, V. L. (Vitaliĭ Lazarevich), 1916-2009

Kurchatov, I. V. (Igorʹ Vasilʹevich), 1903-1960

Institutions

Major Positions

Fizicheskiĭ institut imeni P.N. Lebedeva

Scientific Officer.

Moskovskii gosudarstvennyi universitet im. M.V. Lomonosova. Fizika

Obtained BSc in Physics (1930) and Doctorate of Physico-Mathematics Sciences (1935). Lecturer and Researcher; Professor; Head, Laboratory of Radioactive Radiation of the Research Institute of Nuclear Physics; and Emeritus Director.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

Akademiia nauk SSSR

Corresponding Member; Full Member; and Founder and Director of the Laboratory of Atomic Nucleus.

Resources

Archival Resources

Subject

Banquet addresses and conference sessions [sound recording]

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

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

Archive

Russian Academy of Sciences

ul. Novocheremushkinskaia, 34, Moscow, 117218, Russia

S. I. Vavilov papers, 1913-1951.

Archive

Russian Academy of Sciences

ul. Novocheremushkinskaia, 34, Moscow, 117218, Russia

Published Resources

Author

Sergei Ivanovich Vavilov: ocherki i vospominaniia/ (ed.) I. M. Frank; Izd. 3-e.

Subject

Encyclopaedia Britannica - Ilya Mikhaylovich Frank.

Il'ja M. Frank Nobel Prize biography.