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V. L. Ginzburg

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Dates

October 4, 1916 – November 8, 2009

Authorized Form of Name

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

Additional Forms of Names

Ginsburg, V. L., 1916-2009

Ginsburg, W. L., 1916-2009

Ginzburg, V. L., 1916-2009

Ginzburg, Vitaliĭ Lazarevic, 1916-

Ginzburg, Vitaliĭ Lazarevich, 1916-2009

Ginzburg, Vitaly, 1916-2009

Гинзбург, В. Л. (Виталий Лазаревич), 1916-2009

Гинзбург, Виталий Лазаревич, 1916-2009

Biography

Abstract

Vitaly L. Ginzburg was a condensed matter physicist, specializing in superconductors and superfluidity at the P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics along with Alexei Abrikosov, and Anthony J. Leggett "for pioneering contributions to the theory of superconductors and superfluids."

Important Dates

October 04, 1916Birth, Moscow (Russia).

1940Obtained PhD in Physics, Moskovskiĭ gosudarstyvennyĭ universitet im. M. V. Lomonosova (Moscow State University), Moscow (Russia).

1942Obtained DSc in Physics, Moskovskiĭ gosudarstyvennyĭ universitet im. M. V. Lomonosova (Moscow State University), Moscow (Russia).

1945 – 1968Professor, Ural'skiĭ gosudarstvennyĭ universitet im. A.M. Gor'kogo (Ural State University), Yekaterinburg (Russia).

1948 – 1951Researcher working on Soviet Union's hydrogen bomb.

1953Awarded Stalin Prize.

1954Awarded Order of the Badge of Honour.

1966Awarded Lenin Prize.

1968Professor, Moskovskiĭ tekstil'nyĭ institut (Moscow Technical Institute of Physics), Moscow (Russia).

1971 – 1988Head, Theoretical Department, Fizicheskiĭ institut imeni P.N. Lebedeva (P.N. Lebedev Institute), Moscow (Russia).

1977Foreign Member, Kongelige Danske videnskabernes selskab (Danish Academy of Sciences).

1987Foreign Member, Royal Society.

1994 – 1995Awarded Wolf P rize.

1995Awarded Lomonosov Gold Medal.

2003Awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics along with Alexei Abrikosov and Anthony L. Leggett "for pioneering contributions to the theory of superconductors and superfluids".

November 08, 2009Death, Moscow (Russia).

Occupation

Superconductivity, superfluidity, and condensed matter physicist.

Places

Birth

Moscow (Russia)

Graduate Education

Moscow (Russia)

Employment

Moscow (Russia)

Yekaterinburg (Russia)

Moscow (Russia)

Death

Moscow (Russia)

Subjects

Condensed matter.

Low temperature research.

Magnetic fields.

Magnetism.

Superconductivity.

Superfluidity.

Relationships

People

Family

Ginzburg, Lazar' Efimovich

Father.

Ginzburg, Nina Ermakova

Wife.

Ginzburg, Olga Zamsha

Wife. Divorced 1946.

Vil'dauer-Ginzburg, Avgusta Veniaminovna

Mother.

Advisors & Collaborators

Abrikosov, A. A. (Alekseĭ Alekseevich)

Received 2003 Nobel Prize along with Anthony J. Leggett for their work on "pioneering contributions to the theory of superconductors and superfluids."

Denisov, Nikolaĭ Grigor'evich

Advised by Ginzburg at Nizhegorodskiĭ gosudarstvennyĭ universitet imeni N.I. Lobachevskogo (University of Nizhny Novgorod).

Fradkin, Efim Samoilovich

Advised by Ginzburg at Fizicheskiĭ institut imeni P.N. Lebedeva (P.N. Lebedev Institute).

Gershman, B. N. (Boris Nikolaevich)

Advised by Ginzburg at Nizhegorodskiĭ gosudarstvennyĭ universitet imeni N. I. Lobachevskogo (University of Nizhny Novgorod).

Kirzhnits, D. A. (David Abramovich)

Advised by Ginzburg at Imperatorskai︠a︡ akademīi︠a︡ nauk (Russian Academy of Sciences).

Landau, L. D. (Lev Davidovich), 1908-1968

PhD advisor at the Russian Academy of Sciences (Rossiĭskai︠a︡ akademii︠a︡ nauk).

Leggett, A. J. (Anthony J.)

Received 2003 Nobel Prize along with Alexei Abrikosov for their work on "pioneering contributions to the theory of superconductors and superfluids."

Mukhanov, V. F.

Advised by Ginzburg at Moskovskiĭ fiziko-teknicheskiĭ institut (Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology).

Ozernoi, L. M. (Leonid Moiseevich)

Advised by Ginzburg at Imperatorskai︠a︡ akademīi︠a︡ nauk (Russian Academy of Sciences).

Sakharov, Andreĭ, 1921-1989

Collaborated on building Soviet hydrogen bomb.

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

PhD advisor at Imperatorskai︠a︡ akademīi︠a︡ nauk (Russian Academy of Sciences).

Additional

Agranovich, V. M. (Vladimir Moiseevich), 1929-

Agyei, A. K.

Aizenman, Michael

Anderson, P. W. (Philip W.), 1923-

Braginskii, V. B. (Vladimir Borisovich)

Deser, S. (Stanley)

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

Sullivan, Woodruff Turner

Syrovat︠s︡kiĭ, S. I. (Sergeĭ Ivanovich), 1925-1979

Thorne, Kip S.

Zhelezni︠a︡kov, V. V. (Vladimir Vasil'evich)

Institutions

Major Positions

Fizicheskiĭ institut imeni P.N. Lebedeva

Head, Theoretical Department.

Moskovskiĭ tekstil'nyĭ institut

Professor.

Ural'skiĭ gosudarstvennyĭ universitet im. A.M. Gor'kogo

Professor.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

Johns Hopkins University. Applied Physics Laboratory

Kongelige Danske videnskabernes selskab

Foreign Member.

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

Obtained PhD in Physics (1940) and DSc in Physics (1942).

National Institute of Standards and Technology (U.S.)

Princeton University

Royal Society (Great Britain)

Foreign Member.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Landau: the physicist and the man, [videorecording]/ given at Princeton University; 1997 April 24.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Lecture on high temperature superconductivity [videorecording]/ given at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory; 1992 June 1.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Vitali Ginzburg, 1990 September 25, 1992 March 28 and July 27.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Vitalii Ginzburg papers, 1992.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Woodruff T. Sullivan papers, 1946-2009.

Archives

National Radio Astronomy Observatory

520 Edgemont Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903, USA

Subject

Igor E. Tamm papers, 1921-1971.

In private hands

contact Tamm family

Moscow

Kip Thorne interviews conducted for his book "Black Holes and Time Warps," 1980-1989.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Oral history interview with P. W. Anderson [videorecording]: 1999-2002.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Philip Anderson, 1999 March 30, May 30, November 23 and June 29, 2000.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Stanley Deser, 2011 March 12.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Vladimir Braginsky, 1997 January 15.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Published Resources

Author

About science, myself, and others/ Vitaly L. Ginzburg.

High-temperature superconductivity/ edited by V.L. Ginzburg and D.A. Kirzhnit︠s︡; translated from Russian by A.K. Agyei; translation edited by Joseph L. Birman.

Key problems of physics and astrophysics/ V. L. Ginzburg; translated from the Russian by Oleg Glebov.

Kristallooptika s uchetom prostranstvennoi dispersii i teoriia eksitonov/ V. M. Agranovich, V. L. Ginzburg.

Moskva: Izd-vo Nauka, glav. red. fiziko-matematicheskoi lit-ry, 1967.

O fizike i astrofizike/ V. L. Ginzburg.

O nauke, o sebe i o drugikh/ V.L. Ginzburg.

Perekhodnoe izluchenie i perekhodnoe rasseianie: nekotorye voprosy teorii/ V.L. Ginzburg, V.N. TSytovich.

Physics and astrophysics: a selection of key problems/ by V.L. Ginzburg; translator, O. Glebov; translation editor, Gail ter Haar.

Superconductivity, superdiamagnetism, superfluidity/ edited by V.L. Ginzburg; [translated from Russian by Ram Wadhwa and Valerii Ilyushchenko].

Teoreticheskai︠a︡ fizika i astrofizika: dopolnitelʹnye glavy/ V.L. Ginzburg.

The origin of cosmic rays [by] V. L. Ginzburg with S. I. Syrovatskii.

The physics of a lifetime: reflections on the problems and personalities of 20th century physics/ Vitaly L. Ginzburg.

Subject

Problems in undergraduate physics/ Translated by D. E. Brown. Translation edited by D. ter Haar.

Vitaly L. Ginzburg Nobel Prize Biography

Vitaly Lazarevich Ginzburg Encyclopaedia Britannica