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Lev Landau

1908 - 1968

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Lev Davidovich Landau (Russian: Лев Дави́дович Ланда́у; 22 January 1908 – 1 April 1968) was a Russian and 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 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 1,483,919 page views. His biography is available in 80 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 79 in 2019). Lev Landau is the 64th most popular physicist (up from 67th in 2019), the 4th most popular biography from Azerbaijan 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 64 out of 717Before him are Gabriel Lippmann, Rudolf Clausius, Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, Mikhail Lomonosov, Peter Debye, and Maria Goeppert Mayer. After him are Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis, Otto Stern, Robert Andrews Millikan, Emil Lenz, Roger Penrose, and William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin.

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Among people born in 1908, Lev Landau ranks 14Before him are Herbert von Karajan, Lyndon B. Johnson, Otto Skorzeny, Ian Fleming, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and Olivier Messiaen. After him are Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Bette Davis, Simon Wiesenthal, Geli Raubal, Anna Magnani, and John Bardeen. Among people deceased in 1968, Lev Landau ranks 11Before him are Lise Meitner, Padre Pio, John Steinbeck, Otto Hahn, Robert F. Kennedy, and Konstantin Rokossovsky. After him are Trygve Lie, Max Brod, Georg von Küchler, Karl Barth, George Gamow, and Enid Blyton.

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In Azerbaijan

Among people born in Azerbaijan, Lev Landau ranks 4 out of 189Before him are Heydar Aliyev (1923), Nizami Ganjavi (1141), and Richard Sorge (1895). After him are Ilham Aliyev (1961), Zecharia Sitchin (1920), Arghun (1250), Mstislav Rostropovich (1927), Garry Kasparov (1963), Imadaddin Nasimi (1369), Nadezhda Alliluyeva (1901), and Lotfi A. Zadeh (1921).

Among PHYSICISTS In Azerbaijan

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