Physicists are scientists who are astounded by the physical world and the universe. They are deeply interested in physical phenomenon or natural science and engage themselves in the study of matter and energy. Through observation and experimentation, they discover unknown facts about the physical world or try and explain the natural phenomenon. Thanks to physicists, concepts of gravity, electromagnetism and nuclear interaction have become known to one and all. Today, every country has its own pool of highly talented and gifted physicists who have contributed immensely in the better understanding of the physical world. Russia has been home to several highly renowned physicists who have through their intensive research and experimentation brought forth a new light in the field of physics. Be it Nikolay Basov’s invention of laser and maser or Sergey Chaplygin’s creation of aero ad hydrodynamics, Lev Landau’s development of Ginzburg Landau theory of superconductivity or Boris Mamyrin’s invention of reflectron, Russian physicists have greatly and widely contributed to the physical world. They have discovered physical laws and propounded theories that have explained the basic functioning and concepts. With this segment, know more about famous Russian physicists.
Leonhard EulerLeonhard Euler
15 April 1707
Mathematician, Physicist
Andrei SakharovAndrei Sakharov
21 May 1921
The Father of Soviet nuclear bomb’

George GamowGeorge Gamow
04 March 1904
Physicist

Pyotr KapitsaPyotr Kapitsa
08 July 1894
Physicist

Pavel Alekseyevich CherenkovPavel Cherenkov
28 July 1904
Physicist

Nikolay BasovNikolay Basov
14 December 1922
Physicist
Zhores Ivanovich AlferovZhores Ivanovich Alferov
15 March 1930
Physicist

Aleksandr ProkhorovAleksandr Prokhorov
11 July 1916
Physicist

Anatoli BugorskiAnatoli Bugorski
25 June 1942
physicist, nuclear scientist

Léon ThereminLéon Theremin
15 August 1896
Inventor, Engineer, Physicist, Scientist
Boris NemtsovBoris Nemtsov
09 October 1959
Politician, Physicist

Igor KurchatovIgor Kurchatov
12 January 1903
Nuclear physicist
Andre GeimAndre Geim
21 October 1958
Physicist, Inventor, Professor, Scientist

Alexander Stepanovich PopovAlexander Stepanovich Popov
16 March 1859
Physicist, Inventor, Engineer

Konstantin NovoselovKonstantin Novoselov
23 August 1974
Physicist
Alexander FriedmannAlexander Friedmann
16 June 1888
Mathematician, Physicist

Vitaly GinzburgVitaly Ginzburg
21 September 1916
physicist, astronomer, inventor, professor
Alexander ProkhorovAlexander Prokhorov
11 July 1916
Physicist

Nikolay SemyonovNikolay Semyonov
15 April 1896
Physicist

Ilya FrankIlya Frank
23 October 1908
Scientists