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The Life, Science and Times of Lev Vasilevich Shubnikov

Pioneer of Soviet Cryogenics

Authors: Reinders, L.J.

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  • Fascinating and comprehensive biography of a pioneering physicist and victim of Stalinism
  • Draws upon author's personal contacts and includes a wealth of material never previously published in English
  • Of interest to a broad range of readers including scientists and historians of science and politics
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This book describes the life, times and science of the Soviet physicist Lev Vasilevich Shubnikov (1901-1937).  From 1926 to 1930 Shubnikov worked in Leiden where he was the co-discoverer of the Shubnikov-De Haas effect. After his return to the Soviet Union he founded in Kharkov in Ukraine the first low-temperature laboratory in the Soviet Union, which in a very short time became the foremost physics institute in the country and among other things led to the discovery of type-II superconductivity. In August 1937 Shubnikov, together with many of his colleagues, was arrested and shot early in November 1937. This gripping story gives deep insights into the pioneering work of Soviet physicists before the Second World War, as well as providing much previously unpublished information about their brutal treatment at the hands of the Stalinist regime.

About the authors

L. J. Reinders has had an active career in high-energy physics, earning a PhD from Utrecht University in 1976 and working as a post-doc at various research centres in Europe and Japan until 1988, when he switched to law and legal translation. In this book he combines his earlier expertise as a physicist with his long-standing interest in Russian culture and science.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Life, Science and Times of Lev Vasilevich Shubnikov
Book Subtitle
Pioneer of Soviet Cryogenics
Authors
Series Title
Springer Biographies
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-72098-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-72098-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-72097-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-10156-5
Series ISSN
2365-0613
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 351
Number of Illustrations
19 b/w illustrations, 14 illustrations in colour
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