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Vitaly Ginzburg

1916 - 2009

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Vitaly Lazarevich Ginzburg, ForMemRS (Russian: Вита́лий Ла́заревич Ги́нзбург; 4 October 1916 – 8 November 2009) was a Russian physicist who was honored with the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2003, together with Alexei Abrikosov and Anthony Leggett for their "pioneering contributions to the theory of superconductors and superfluids."His career in physics was spent in the former Soviet Union and was one of the leading figure in former Soviet program of nuclear weapons, working towards designs of the thermonuclear devices. He became a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences and succeeded Igor Tamm as head of the Department of Theoretical Physics of the Lebedev Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (FIAN). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vitaly Ginzburg has received more than 234,327 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 72 in 2019). Vitaly Ginzburg is the 211th most popular physicist (down from 192nd in 2019), the 303rd most popular biography from Russia (down from 267th in 2019) and the 13th most popular Russian Physicist.

Vitaly Ginzburg is most famous for being a Soviet physicist and a member of the Soviet Academy of Sciences. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2003 for his work on superconductivity.

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Among physicists, Vitaly Ginzburg ranks 211 out of 717Before him are Kai Siegbahn, Shin'ichirō Tomonaga, Herbert Kroemer, Francesco Maria Grimaldi, Simon van der Meer, and Jerome Isaac Friedman. After him are Max Delbrück, George E. Smith, David Brewster, Ratko Janev, Georg von Békésy, and Bertram Brockhouse.

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Among people born in 1916, Vitaly Ginzburg ranks 36Before him are Christian B. Anfinsen, Virginia Satir, Bernard Lewis, C. Wright Mills, Abdul Rahman Arif, and Sirimavo Bandaranaike. After him are Emil Gilels, Raf Vallone, Alexander Prokhorov, Robert F. Furchgott, Paul Keres, and Sune Bergström. Among people deceased in 2009, Vitaly Ginzburg ranks 25Before him are Karl Malden, Maurice Druon, Ralf Dahrendorf, Jean Dausset, Milorad Pavić, and Jennifer Jones. After him are Bobby Robson, Abdurrahman Wahid, Juan Almeida Bosque, Robert F. Furchgott, Corazon Aquino, and John Updike.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Vitaly Ginzburg ranks 303 out of 3,262Before him are Andrey Markov (1856), Viktor Vasnetsov (1848), Ferdinand von Wrangel (1797), Viktor Shklovsky (1893), Mykola Azarov (1947), and Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich of Russia (1831). After him are Patriarch Nikon of Moscow (1605), Alexei Grigoryevich Orlov (1737), Lydia Litvyak (1921), Vasily Arkhipov (1926), Varlam Shalamov (1907), and Colmar Freiherr von der Goltz (1843).

Among PHYSICISTS In Russia

Among physicists born in Russia, Vitaly Ginzburg ranks 13Before him are Igor Tamm (1895), Igor Kurchatov (1903), Pyotr Kapitsa (1894), Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov (1928), Ilya Frank (1908), and Nikolay Basov (1922). After him are Andre Geim (1958), Yuri Oganessian (1933), Vladimir Shukhov (1853), Sergey Ivanovich Vavilov (1891), Georgy Flyorov (1913), and Vladimir Fock (1898).