Yakov ZELDOVTCH, USSR physicist. Professor; full member, USSR Academy of Science, since 1958; associate, Institute of Chemical Physics, USSR Academy of Science, since 1931. Stalin Prize, 1943.
ZELDOVTCH, Yakov was born in 1914.
1931 graduated Leningrad University.
1946-1948 corresponding member. USSR Academy of Science. First in USSR to develop general statistical method for investigating surfaces of nonhomogeneous energy on the basis of adsorption measurements.
1935-1939 analysed the mechanism of nitrogen oxidation in explosions. 1939-1940 developed method of calculating the chain reaction in uranium fission. 1938-1943 developed flame expansion theory, and hypothesized chemical reaction mechanism in detonation waves based on calculation of rate and pressure of detonation, etc.
Religious books are outdated, because laws by nature have to change with the advance of societies and technology.
Marxism–Leninism as the only truth could not, by its very nature, become outdated.