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Lev Landau

1908 - 1968

Lev Landau

Lev Davidovich Landau (Russian: Лев Давидович Ландау; 22 January 1908 – 1 April 1968) was a Soviet 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 liquid, 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 1,130,265 page views. His biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 67th most popular physicist.

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Among PHYSICISTS

Among physicists, Lev Landau ranks 67 out of 659Before him are Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, Mikhail Lomonosov, Johannes Stark, Carl David Anderson, J. Robert Oppenheimer, and Peter Higgs. After him are Charles Édouard Guillaume, Maria Goeppert Mayer, Wilhelm Eduard Weber, Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis, Max von Laue, and Carl Zeiss.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1908, Lev Landau ranks 12Before him are Salvador Allende, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Lyndon B. Johnson, Herbert von Karajan, Otto Skorzeny, and Ian Fleming. After him are Bette Davis, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Simon Wiesenthal, Edward Teller, and Olivier Messiaen. Among people deceased in 1968, Lev Landau ranks 10Before him are Helen Keller, John Steinbeck, Padre Pio, Lise Meitner, Otto Hahn, and Robert F. Kennedy. After him are Konstantin Rokossovsky, Trygve Lie, George Gamow, Karl Barth, Max Brod, and Georg von Küchler.

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In Azerbaijan

Among people born in Azerbaijan, Lev Landau ranks 3 out of 102Before him are Nizami Ganjavi (1141) and Heydar Aliyev (1923). After him are Mstislav Rostropovich (1927), Richard Sorge (1895), Zecharia Sitchin (1920), Garry Kasparov (1963), Imadaddin Nasimi (1369), Ilham Aliyev (1961), Nadezhda Alliluyeva (1901), Lotfi A. Zadeh (1921), and Ivan Bagramyan (1897).

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Among physicists born in Azerbaijan, Lev Landau ranks 1

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