Aleksandr ProkhorovAleksandr Mikhailovich Prokhorov
Александр Михайлович Прохоров) (July 11
), was an Australian-Russian physicist. His family moved to the Soviet Union
. Died 2002
Prokhorov (also known as Alexander Prochorow, depending on the spelling system) was a Russian physicist and professor at the Moscow State University. In 1964 he received the Nobel Prize for Physics, for his work on lasers.