From the ediorial board

M.S. Aksenteva “The Editorial Board congratulates Vitalii Lazarevich Ginzburg on winning the MV Lomonosov Great Gold Medal39 971–972 (1996)

Special issue

V.L. Ginzburg “Radiation by uniformly moving sources (Vavilov-Cherenkov effect, transition radiation, and other phenomena)39 973–982 (1996)

Reviews of topical problems

A.I. Vesnitskii, A.V. Metrikin “Transition radiation in mechanics39 983–1007 (1996)

A.G. Fokin “Macroscopic conductivity of random inhomogeneous media. Calculation methods39 1009–1032 (1996)

From the history of physics

G.A. Goncharov “American and Soviet H-bomb development programmes: historical background39 1033–1044 (1996)

Methodological notes

G.A. Martynov “Nonequilibrium statistical mechanics, transport equations, and the second law of thermodynamics39 1045–1070 (1996)

A.Yu. Andreev, D.A. Kirzhnits “Tachyons and the instability of physical systems39 1071–1076 (1996)


A.F. Andreev, B.M. Bolotovskii, A.V. Gurevich, V.V. Zheleznyakov, N.S. Kardashev, L.V. Keldysh, D.A. Kirzhnits, O.N. Krokhin, V.I. Ritus, V.Ya. Fainberg, E.L. Feinberg, E.S. Fradkin “Vitalii Lazarevich Ginzburg (on his eightieth birthday)39 1077–1079 (1996)

A.F. Andreev, B.M. Bolotovskii, V.L. Ginzburg, G.F. Zharkov, N.S. Kardashev, L.V. Keldysh, A.D. Linde, V.I. Ritus, V.Ya. Fainberg, E.L. Feinberg, E.S. Fradkin “David Abramovich Kirzhnits (on his seventieth birthday)39 1081–1082 (1996)

Physics news on the internet

Yu.N. Eroshenko “Physics news on the Internet (based on electronic preprints)39 1083–1083 (1996)

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