“This quantity is full of attention-grabbing memories of the Landau tuition of theoretical physics that flourished within the then Soviet Union. lifestyles used to be frequently tricky however the technological know-how used to be top-notch. we will all be thankful that those recollections were written down and picked up and at the moment are being released in English.” Professor Edward Witten Institute for complex learn, Princeton “In this ebook we get to understand approximately not just Landau yet many from his circle, individuals who're now long gone. people who find themselves nonetheless lively provide very own and special narrations of the masters of the Landau circle. they arrive again to existence for us and we get a good realizing of ways those humans labored and lived. we will be able to keep on with the heritage of theoretical physics during the achievements of those humans. during this experience the e-book is a needs to for someone attracted to the heritage of science.” Professor Lars verge of collapse Chalmers Univ. of Tech., Sweden This valuable choice of memoirs and experiences on clinical actions of the main in demand theoretical physicists belonging to the Landau university - Landau, Migdal, Zeldovich, Smorodinsky, Ter-Martirosyan, Kirzhnits, Gribov, Larkin and Anselm - are being released in English for the 1st time. the most target is to acquaint readers with the existence and paintings of remarkable Soviet physicists who, to a wide quantity, formed theoretical physics within the 1950s–70s. Many exciting information have remained unknown past the “Iron Curtain” which was once dismantled in basic terms with the autumn of the Ussr.

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