Lev Davidovic Landau

Data di nascita: 22 Gennaio 1908
Data di morte: 1 Aprile 1968
In: Novodevichy Cemetery, Luzhnetsky proezd, Mosca, Russia


He was a Soviet physicist who made fundamental contributions to many areas of theoretical physics.
His accomplishments include the independent co-discovery of the density matrix method in quantum mechanics (alongside John von Neumann), the quantum mechanical theory of diamagnetism, the theory of superfluidity, the theory of second-order phase transitions, the Ginzburg–Landau theory of superconductivity, the theory of Fermi liquid, the explanation of Landau damping in plasma physics, the Landau pole in quantum electrodynamics, the two-component theory of neutrinos, and Landau's equations for S matrix singularities.
He received the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physics for his development of a mathematical theory of superfluidity that accounts for the properties of liquid helium II at a temperature below 2.17 K (−270.98 °C).

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