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Russian Scientists & Explorers

Gifted physicists, chemists, physiologists and economists – they are not just symbols of our past achievements, they are our modern heritage as well.

It seems as if it was yesterday when I read some articles about burning scientific challenges and came across the Poincaré conjecture. It was thought to be unproved but Grigori Perelman managed to make a real breakthrough!

It is a common thing that Russian scientists contribute not only to science but everyday life too. However, sometimes their own lives are overshadowed by tragic events.

Russian Physicist Vitaly Ginzburg – “Uncompromising”
Many colleagues of Ginzburg call him “The Last Dinosaur” for this enormous outlook in physics. “In science, the most important thing is to ask...
Russian Mathematician Pafnuty Chebyshev
Pafnuty Chebyshev is widely known as a mathematician and an engineer, and his formulas are still used today, and using Lego every school kid can make the walkin...
Soviet Experimental Physicist Eugene Zavoisky
Zavoisky discovered the phenomenon of electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR). Discovery of the Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Eugene Zavoisky observed the pheno...
Russian Chemist Nikolay Semenov
Semenov is one of the founders of chemical physics. “Mankind is still in the “child” stage of its development. … The issue isthat in a m...
Landau: Russian Nuclear Project
There was a solution. But imagine those years – how do you calculate the solution without a computer? So that was what Dau was working on – he was creat...
Soviet Physicist Lev Landau
The only Nobel Prize winner in physics, who knew absolutely everything about physic...
Russian Organic Chemist Alexander Butlerov
Butlerov developed a theory of the structure of matter; every day you are using the fruits of his discoveries. The Theory of Chemical Structure of Matter by But...
Russian Kopernik – Brilliant Mathematician Nikolai Lobachevsky
Lobachevsky is Kopernik of geometry ...
Soviet Economist Leonid Kantorovich – Economy Works Regardless of Politics
Substantial research works of the Soviet economist Leonid Kantarovich contradicted the Marxist economic theories, which angered the Soviet leadership. The Sovie...
Russian Physicist Zhores Alferov – Father of Modern Electronics
It is possible that you constantly use a mobile phone, a laptop, a computer or even the Internet, but it is unlikely you would have these benefits of civilizati...
Russian Physicist Andrei Sakharov
Andrei Sakharov: Graffiti on the Berlin Wall Physicist Andrei Sakharov was one of the creators of the most terrible weapon –the hydrogen bomb, and he still r...
Russian Scientist Ivan Pavlov – the Steward of Physiology
Pavlov developed the theory of higher nervous activity, because of which during the largest international congress his colleagues unanimously named Ivan Pavlov ...
Russian Physiologist of the 19th Century Ivan Sechenov
With his research work Sechenov laid the foundation for the development of neurophysiology, physiology of labor, analytical approach in physiology, evolutionary...
What is Superfluidity (the second part of the story about Pyotr Kapitsa)
Superfluidity was discovered by physicist Pyotr Kapitsa. What is Superfluidity? Take, for example, regular water. If we heat it up, it will turninto a vapor (g...
Soviet Physicist Pyotr Kapitsa
No one is arguing here, this is a scientific discussion going on...
Russian Physicist Igor Tamm
Stubbornness of a scientist eventually brings excellent academic results, although the recognition for his discoveries doesn’t always come. A Revolutionary or...
Grigory Perelman and a Breakthrough in Mathematics
Grigory Perelman – a superstar of modern mathematics, the author of the proof of the Poincare’s theorem. And at the same time – just a humble residen...
Gagarin and Chkalov – Russian Cosmopolitans
Chkalov The memory of Yuri Gagarin, the first cosmonaut who in 1961 in 2 hours circled the earth, and Valery Chkalov who in 1937 in 63 hours completed ​​the...

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