Vitaly Ginzburg

Vitaly Lazarevich Ginzburg, ForMemRS[1] (Roushie: Вита́лий Ла́заревич Ги́нзбург; October 4, 1916 – November 8, 2009) wis a Soviet an Roushie theoretical pheesicist, astropheesicist, Nobel laureate, a member o the Soviet an Roushie Academies o Sciences an ane o the faithers o the Soviet hydrogen bomb.[2][3] He wis the successor tae Igor Tamm as heid o the Depairtment o Theoretical Pheesics o the Lebedev Pheesical Institute o the Roushie Academy o Sciences (FIAN), an an ootspoken atheist.[4]

Vitaly Ginzburg
BornVitaly Lazarevich Ginzburg
4 October 1916(1916-10-04)
Moscow, Roushie Empire
Dee'd8 November 2009(2009-11-08) (aged 93)
Moscow, Roushie
Alma materMoscow State Varsity
Kent for
Hauf-marrae(s)Olga Zamsha Ginzburg (1937–1946; divorced; 1 bairn)
Nina Yermakova Ginzburg (m. 1946)
Scientific career
FieldsTheoretical Pheesics
InstitutionsP. N. Lebedev Pheesical Institute, Roushie Academy o Sciences
Doctoral advisorIgor Tamm
Doctoral students


  1. a b Longair, M. S. (2011). "Vitaly Lazarevich Ginzburg. 4 October 1916 – 8 November 2009". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. 57: 129–146. doi:10.1098/rsbm.2011.0002.
  2. Thomas H. Maugh II (10 November 2009). "Vitaly Ginzburg dies at 93; Nobel Prize-winning Russian physicist". Los Angeles Times.
  3. "Vitaly Lazarevich Ginzburg — editor in chief of UFN".
  4. Nikonov, Vyacheslav (30 September 2004). "Physicists have nothing to do with miracles". Social Sciences (3): 148–150. Retrieved 9 September 2007.