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July 29 , 2009

Under the Spell of Landau

When Theoretical Physics was Shaping Destinies


This invaluable collection of memoirs and reviews on scientific activities of the most prominent theoretical physicists belonging to the Landau School — Landau, Migdal, Zeldovich, Smorodinsky, Ter-Martirosyan, Kirzhnits, Gribov, Larkin and Anselm — are being published in English for the first time.

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The main goal is to acquaint readers with the life and work of outstanding Soviet physicists who, to a large extent, shaped theoretical physics in the 1950s–70s. Many intriguing details have remained unknown beyond the “Iron Curtain” which was dismantled only with the fall of the USSR.

  • Lev Landau
  • Arkady Migdal
  • Yakov Zeldovich
  • Yakov Smorodinsky
  • Karen Ter-Martirosyan
  • David Kirzhnits
  • Vladimir Gribov
  • Anatoly Larkin
  • Alexei Anselm
  • Time and Destinies
  • Some Details for Experts

Readership: Students and teachers of physics in high schools and colleges.

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