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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Russia 2016 - A.M. Prokhorov




COUNTRY: RUSSIA
ISSUE DATE: 22 September 2016
CIRCULATION: 252 000
STAMP SIZE: 32.5 x 32.5 mm
STAMPS DESIGN: Olga Ivanova






Alexander Prokhorov (1916–2002) was an outstanding Soviet physicist, one of the founders of quantum electronics. A laser technology pioneer, he won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1964.

Prokhorov’s works are dedicated to radio physics, accelerator physics, radio spectroscopy, quantum electronics and its applications and non-linear optics. He established a major physics school; there were many prominent scientists among his students. The General Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences has been bearing the name of Prokhorov since 2002.








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