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Vitaly Ginzburg

Vitaly Lazarevich Ginzburg (Виталий Лазаревич Гинзбург) (born October 4 1916) is a theoretical physicist and astrophysicist, a member of the Academy of Sciences of the former Soviet Union, and the successor to Igor Tamm as head of the Academy's physics institute (FIAN). Among his achievements are a partially phenomenological theory of superconductivity, developed with Landau, the theory of electromagnetic wave propagation in plasmas such as the ionosphere, and a theory of the origin of cosmic radiation. He is currently (as of October 2003) at the P. N. Lebedev Physical Institute in Moscow, Russia.

He was the co-recipient of the 2003 Nobel Prize in Physics, together with Alexei Alexeevich Abrikosov and Anthony James Leggett.

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