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Matvei Petrovich Bronstein and the Soviet Theoretical Physics in the Thirties

Matvei Petrovich Bronstein and the Soviet Theoretical Physics in the Thirties (Hardback)

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Matvei Petrovich Bronstein with his short life and tragic death (1906-1938) may be seen as a symbol of his time and his Country. One of the most remarkable features of Soviet history was the repressive advance of its physical sciences against the burial and violent background of totalitarianism- Soviet advances in nuclear and space technology form an important part of world history. These achievements had their roots in the 30s, when Bronstein's generation entered science. Among his friends were the famous physicists Lev Landau and George Gamow. Bronstein worked in the vast field of theoretical physics, ranging from nuclear physics to astrophysics and from relativistic quantum theory to cosmology. His pioneering work on quantizing gravitation goes beyond the history of physics, because today the quantum theory of gravitation occupies a special place in fundamental physics. Bronstein was also a master of scientific explanation to his profound knowledge, enthusiasm as a teacher and a gift for literature. This enabled him to write popular science for children, the widest and most responsive group of readers.

He became a writer with the help of his wife Lidiya Chukovskaya, known now as an outstanding writer and fighter for human rights. Bronstein's life was closely interwined with the social, historical and scientific context of one of the most tragic and intriguing periods of Russian history.

BiographyBiography: generalAutobiography: generalBiographyDiaries, letters & journalsBiographyTrue storiesTrue stories of heroism, endurance & survivalScience & MathematicsMathematicsMathematical foundationsScience & MathematicsPhysics Publisher: Birkhauser Verlag AG Publication Date: 01/02/1994 ISBN-13: 9783764327521  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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