Lev Landau

1908 - 1968

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Lev Davidovich Landau (Russian: Лев Дави́дович Ланда́у; 22 January 1908 – 1 April 1968) was a Soviet-Azerbaijani physicist who made fundamental contributions to many areas of theoretical physics.His accomplishments include the independent co-discovery of the density matrix method in quantum mechanics (alongside John von Neumann), the quantum mechanical theory of diamagnetism, the theory of superfluidity, the theory of second-order phase transitions, the Ginzburg–Landau theory of superconductivity, the theory of Fermi liquids, the explanation of Landau damping in plasma physics, the Landau pole in quantum electrodynamics, the two-component theory of neutrinos, and Landau's equations for S matrix singularities. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lev Landau has received more than 1,373,739 page views. His biography is available in 79 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 76 in 2019). Lev Landau is the 67th most popular physicist, the 4th most popular biography from Azerbaijan (down from 3rd in 2019) and the most popular Azerbaijani Physicist.

Lev Landau was a Russian physicist who is most famous for his work in quantum mechanics. He is credited with the development of the theory of second-order phase transitions, which is now known as the Landau theory.

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Among physicists, Lev Landau ranks 67 out of 721Before him are Gustav Ludwig Hertz, Wilhelm Eduard Weber, Max von Laue, Frédéric Joliot-Curie, Otto Stern, and Johannes Stark. After him are Carl Zeiss, John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, Maria Goeppert Mayer, Joseph von Fraunhofer, Emil Lenz, and Charles Édouard Guillaume.

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Among people born in 1908, Lev Landau ranks 16Before him are Otto Skorzeny, Ian Fleming, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Olivier Messiaen, and Bette Davis. After him are Geli Raubal, Edward Teller, Simon Wiesenthal, Mika Waltari, Anna Magnani, and John Bardeen. Among people deceased in 1968, Lev Landau ranks 12Before him are Padre Pio, Lise Meitner, Robert F. Kennedy, Otto Hahn, Trygve Lie, and Konstantin Rokossovsky. After him are Max Brod, George Gamow, Karl Barth, Georg von Küchler, Enid Blyton, and Jim Clark.

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In Azerbaijan

Among people born in Azerbaijan, Lev Landau ranks 4 out of 159Before him are Nizami Ganjavi (1141), Richard Sorge (1895), and Heydar Aliyev (1923). After him are Mstislav Rostropovich (1927), Imadaddin Nasimi (1369), Zecharia Sitchin (1920), Garry Kasparov (1963), Arghun (1250), Ilham Aliyev (1961), Nadezhda Alliluyeva (1901), and Ivan Bagramyan (1897).

Among PHYSICISTS In Azerbaijan

Among physicists born in Azerbaijan, Lev Landau ranks 1After him are Abraham Alikhanov (1904) and Artem Alikhanian (1908).