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Hedwig Kohn
Hedwig Kohn (5 April 1887 – 26 November 1964) was a physicist who was one of only three women (along Lise Meitner and Hertha Sponer) to obtain habilitation (the qualification for university teaching) in physics in Germany before World War II. Born in Breslau in the German Empire (now Wrocław, Poland ), she was forced to leave Germany during the Nazi regime because she was Jewish. She continue
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Abraham Esau
Robert Abraham Esau (7 June 1884 – 12 May 1955) was a German physicist. After receipt of his doctorate from the University of Berlin, Esau worked at Telefunken, where he pioneered very high frequency (VHF) waves used in radar, radio, and television, and he was president of the Deutscher Telefunken Verband. During World War I, he was a prisoner of war of the French; he was repatriated to Germa
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Mani Lal Bhaumik
Mani Lal Bhaumik is an Indian-born American physicist and a bestselling author.[1] Bhaumik was born on March 30, 1931 in a small village in Siuri, Medinipore, West Bengal, India and attended the Krishnagang krishi silpa vidyalaya school.[2][3] As a teenager, Bhaumik spent some time with Mahatma Gandhi in his Mahisadal camp. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Scottish Church College
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Hans Kopfermann
Hans Kopfermann (26 April 1895, in Breckenheim near Wiesbaden – 28 January 1963, in Heidelberg) was a Germany atomic and nuclear physicist. He devoted his entire career to spectroscopic investigations, and he did pioneering work in measuring nuclear spin. During World War II, he worked on the German nuclear energy project, also known as the Uranium Club. Kopfermann began his studies at the
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Richard Garwin
Richard Lawrence Garwin (born April 19, 1928) is an United States physicist, widely known to be the author of the first hydrogen bomb design.[1][2] Garwin received his bachelor's degree from the Case Institute of Technology in 1947, and two years later his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago under the supervision of Enrico Fermi at the age of 21. Another of Fermi's students, Marvin L. Goldbe
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Peter Goldreich
Peter Goldreich (born July 14, 1939) is an United States astrophysicist whose research focuses on celestial mechanics, planetary rings, helioseismology and neutron stars.[1] He is currently the Lee DuBridge Professor of Astrophysics and Planetary Physics at California Institute of Technology. Since 2005 he has also been a professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey.[2]
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Shi Nguyen-Kuok
Shi Nguyen-Kuok (Nguyễn Quốc Sỹ; born February 20, 1967, in Hanoi) is a plasma scientist and the chairman of the VinIT Institute of Technology. Nguyen-Kuok was born on February 20, 1967. He graduated from high school in 1983 with honors. In the same year, he passed the state examination for admission to higher education. At the end of the contest, he was selected for a scholarship in th
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Barbara Jacak
Barbara Jacak is a nuclear physicist who uses heavy ion collisions for fundamental studies of hot, dense nuclear matter. She is Director of the Nuclear Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and a professor of Physics at UC Berkeley.[1] Before going to Berkeley, she was a member of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Stony Brook University, where she held the rank of Dis
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Yuri Raizer
Yuri Raizer was born in 1927 in Kharkov, Ukraine. He graduated from the Leningrad Polytechnic Institute in 1949, and became Doctor of Sciences (Physics and Mathematics) in 1959, full professor in 1968, and Honored Scientist of the Russian Federation in 2002. He was a chief researcher at the Institute for Problems in Mechanics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and Honored Professor of the Mosco
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Prabhakar Misra
Prabhakar Misra is an American physicist, who researches and teaches at Howard University in Washington, D.C., and is currently a Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Born and raised in India, he came to the United States to pursue graduate studies in physics. He earned an M.S. in Physics from Carnegie Mellon University in 1981 (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), followed by a Ph D.
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