Zinaida Ershova
Zinaida Vasil'evna Ershova (also Yershova) (Russian: Ершова Зинаида Васильевна) (23 October 1904 — 25 April 1995) was a Russian chemist, physicist and engineer. She spent her entire career working with radioactive elements and headed laboratories producing radioactive materials used mostly in the Soviet atomic bomb project and the Soviet space programme. She was born
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Ziauddin Sardar
Ziauddin Sardar (Urdu: ضیاء الدین سردار‎; born 31 October 1951) is a British-Pakistani scholar, award-winning writer, cultural critic and public intellectual who specialises in Muslim thought, the future of Islam, futurology and science and cultural relations. The author of more than 50 books,[1] Prospect magazine has named him as one of Britain's top 100 public intellectuals and
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Yuri Nikolaevich Denisyuk
Yuri Nikolaevich Denisyuk (July 27, 1927 in Sochi — May 14, 2006 in Saint Petersburg) was a Soviet physicist, one of the founders of optical holography. He is known for his great contribution to holography, in particular for the so-called "Denisyuk hologram". He is a full member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (1992; corresponding member since 1970), doctor of physical and mathematical scie
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Yuko Tojo
Yuko Tojo (東條 由布子, Tōjō Yūko, May 20, 1939 (Keijo, Japanese Korea) – February 13, 2013, Tokyo, Japan) was a Japanese ultra-nationalist politician, Imperial Japanese apologist, and brief political hopeful.[1] She was the granddaughter of General Hideki Tōjō, the Japanese wartime prime minister who was convicted of planning and orchestrating most of the major Japanese acts of aggr
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Yevgeny Zavoisky
Yevgeny Konstantinovich Zavoisky (Russian: Евгений Константинович Завойский; September 28, 1907 – October 9, 1976) was a Soviet physicist known for discovery of electron paramagnetic resonance in 1944.[1][2] He likely observed nuclear magnetic resonance in 1941, well before Felix Bloch and Edward Mills Purcell, but dismissed the results as not reproducible.[3][4]
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Wolfgang Rindler
Wolfgang Rindler (18 May 1924 – 8 February 2019) was a physicist working in the field of General Relativity where he is known for introducing the term "event horizon", Rindler coordinates, and (in collaboration with Roger Penrose) for popularizing the use of spinors in general relativity. An honorary member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and foreign member of the Accademia delle Scienze d
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Wolfgang K. H. Panofsky
Wolfgang Kurt Hermann "Pief" Panofsky (April 24, 1919 – September 24, 2007), was a German-American physicist who won many awards including the National Medal of Science. Panofsky was born in Berlin, Germany to a family of art historians Dorothea and Erwin Panofsky. His ancestors were of Jewish descent. He spent much of his early life in Hamburg, where his father was a Professor of Art Histo
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Wolfgang Gentner
Wolfgang Gentner (23 July 1906 in Frankfurt am Main – 4 September 1980 in Heidelberg)[1] was a German experimental nuclear physicist. Gentner received his doctorate in 1930 from the University of Frankfurt. From 1932 to 1935 he had a fellowship which allowed him to do postdoctoral research and study at Curie's Radium Institute at the University of Paris. From 1936 to 1945, he was a staff scie
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Wolfgang Finkelnburg
Wolfgang Karl Ernst Finkelnburg (5 June 1905 – 7 November 1967)[1] was a German physicist who made contributions to spectroscopy, atomic physics, the structure of matter, and high-temperature arc discharges. His vice-presidency of the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft 1941-1945, was influential in that organization’s ability to assert its independence from National Socialist policies. F
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Wolfgang Bauer
Wolfgang Bauer (born April 5, 1959) is a University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Michigan State University. He is also an author of the introductory calculus-based physics textbook "University Physics", published by McGraw-Hill in 2010. Wolfgang Bauer obtained his Ph.D. in theoretical nuclear physics from the University of Giessen in 1987.[1] After a p
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