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CHARLESTON, SC (Sept 27)--Internationally recognized physicist Alexei Abrikosov will present a lecture October 16 in Grimsley Hall on The Citadel campus. Dr. Abrikosov will discuss the life and works of Russian scientist Lev Landau as part of the Department of Physics' "Distinguished Physics Lecture" series.

     As Senior Scientist for the Argonne National Laboratory, Dr. Abrikosov is currently experimenting in condensed matter physics, which includes the theory of type II superconductors and the compression of matter inside "gas giant" planets.

     Dr. Abrikosov was graduated from Moscow State University in 1948, and received his doctoral degree at the prestigious Institute for Physical Problems three years later. He has received the USSR's Lenin Prize and State Prize, the Fritz London Award, the Landau Prize, and the John Bardeen Award. He is the author of three books and over 160 professional articles on topics ranging from quantum liquids to plasma theory.

     Dr. Abrikosov's lecture begins at 8 p.m. in the Graham Copeland Auditorium and is free and open to the public.


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