AUTHORBoag, J. W. / Rubinin, P. E. / Shoenberg, D., Eds.
TITLEKapitza in Cambridge and Moscow
PUBLISHERNorth Holland
CITYAmsterdam, Netherlands
DATE PUBLISHED1990
ISBN0-4449-8753-3


This collection of letters sent and received by Nobel laureate and Russian physicist, Peter Kapitza, traces his voluminous correspondence while at Cambridge (1921-1934) and in Moscow (1934-1980). The letters are organized in chapters including Kapitza’s correspondence with Rutherford, his letters to his mother, and letters to the Kremlin, including some to Stalin. To save space, the letters have been edited and shortened. A lengthy introduction provides a limited biography of Kapitza, the man who nicknamed Rutherford “the crocodile”. The work provides interesting insights into Rutherford's life as well as the Russian physics community.


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