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Cherenkov Pavel Alekseevich A2

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Cherenkov Pavel Alekseevich A2

Image title: 
Portrait of Cherenkov
Credit line: 
Copyright Sovfoto/Eastfoto

Portrait of Pavel Cherenkov in a laboratory control room. He was a senior scientific worker of the Lebedev Physical Institute of the USSR Adademy of Science, Doctor of Physico-Mathematical Sciences, and twice a Stalin Prize laureate. He and the late academician S. I. Vavilov were first to observe the electromagnetic emissions of electrons moving with a superlight speed. This discovery was called 'Vavilov-Cherenkov Effect' and is widely used in different fields of modern physics.

Original format: 
1 photographic print (black and white; 5.5 x 8 inches)
Cherenkov, P. A.