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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 theoretical physicist who was honored with the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2003, together with Alexei Abriksov and Anthony Leggett for their "pioneering contributions to the theory of superconductors and superfluids."His career in physics was spent in Soviet Union and was one of the leading Soviet scientists in the Soviet Union's atomic bomb project, working towards designs of the thermonuclear devices. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vitaly Ginzburg has received more than 176,745 page views. His biography is available in 72 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 69 in 2019). Vitaly Ginzburg is the 192nd most popular physicist (down from 187th in 2019), the 268th most popular biography from Russia (down from 218th 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

Among physicists, Vitaly Ginzburg ranks 192 out of 721Before him are Roy J. Glauber, Joseph Rotblat, Polykarp Kusch, Charles H. Townes, Sheldon Lee Glashow, and Richard E. Taylor. After him are John L. Hall, Willis Lamb, Nicolaas Bloembergen, Melvin Schwartz, Freeman Dyson, and Louis Néel.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1916, Vitaly Ginzburg ranks 30Before him are C. Wright Mills, Alexander Prokhorov, Peter Finch, P. W. Botha, Paul Keres, and Peter Weiss. After him are Virginia Satir, Marcel Cerdan, Bernard Lewis, Sune Bergström, Christian B. Anfinsen, and Edward Heath. Among people deceased in 2009, Vitaly Ginzburg ranks 25Before him are Maurice Druon, Ralf Dahrendorf, Omar Bongo, Bobby Robson, Abdurrahman Wahid, and Milorad Pavić. After him are Karl Malden, John Updike, Sydney Chaplin, Günther Rall, Jean Dausset, and João Bernardo Vieira.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Vitaly Ginzburg ranks 268 out of 2,688Before him are Gennady Zyuganov (1944), Grand Duchess Alexandra Pavlovna of Russia (1783), Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia (1847), Alexander Oparin (1894), Vasily Blokhin (1895), and Grigori Perelman (1966). After him are Vsevolod Meyerhold (1874), Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich of Russia (1856), Nikolai Yudenich (1862), Albert Frederick, Duke of Prussia (1553), Eduard Limonov (1943), and Vladimir Ashkenazy (1937).

Among PHYSICISTS In Russia

Among physicists born in Russia, Vitaly Ginzburg ranks 13Before him are Igor Tamm (1895), Ilya Frank (1908), Pyotr Kapitsa (1894), Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov (1928), Nikolay Basov (1922), and Igor Kurchatov (1903). After him are Andre Geim (1958), Sergey Ivanovich Vavilov (1891), Yuri Oganessian (1933), Vladimir Shukhov (1853), Georgy Flyorov (1913), and Emil Wiechert (1861).