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Lev Andreevich Artsimovich


Lev ARTSIMOVICH, USSR Physicist. Specialist in atomic and nuclear physics; full member, USSR Academy of Science, since 1953; Academy Secretary,Department of Physico-Mathematical Science, since 1959; associate, Institute of Atomic Energy, USSR Academy of Science; member, Editor Board, journal “Doklady Academy of Sciences USSR” (Reports of the USSR Academy of Sciences), since 1960. Lenin Prize, 1958; two Order of Red Banner of Labor.


ARTSIMOVICH, Lev was born in 1909 in Moskow.


1928 graduated Belarusian University, Minsk, 1928.


1935-1940 research on “Bremsstrahlung” and angular distribution of scattered electrons. 1943-1946 developed theory of chromatic aberrations in electronic optical systems. Directs work on development of electromagnetic method of isotope separation and studies high-power electrical discharges to find a means of obtaining controlled thermonuclear reactions.

Since 1946 corresponding member, USSR Academy, of Science. Since 1930 teaching and research at higher education and research instituts in Moscow and Leningrad. 1930-1948 worked at PhysicoTechn.

Institute, USSR Academy of Science. Member of the Presidium of the USSR Academy of Sciences from 1957. Awarded seven Orders of Lenin.


Religion stops people thinking in a logical and reasonable way. Religion is always aggressive against any new scientific ideas.


Marxism–Leninism as the only truth could not, by its very nature, become outdated.


Member of the USSR Academy of Sciences, 1953.