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On the 110th anniversary of the birth of L.D. Landau. From the archive


"Physics is supposed to be spoken of with a bit of irony": unknown speech by L.D. Landau, 8 April 1960


Institute of Linguistics, Bol'shoi Kislovskii per. 1/1, Moscow, 125009, Russian Federation

A previously unknown speech by Lev Landau dated 8 April 1960 is published, transcribed from a unique tape recording obtained from the Russian State Phonogram Archive (Moscow). This is Landau's only true public speech that remained recorded.

Text can be downloaded in Russian. English translation is available here.
Keywords: Academician Lev Landau, history of physics, twenty century physics, Nobel Laureates
PACS: 01.10.Fv, 01.60.+q, 01.65.+g, 01.75.+m (all)
DOI: 10.3367/UFNe.2017.10.038253
URL: https://ufn.ru/en/articles/2018/1/i/
Citation: Druzhinin P A ""Physics is supposed to be spoken of with a bit of irony": unknown speech by L.D. Landau, 8 April 1960" Phys. Usp. 61 105–110 (2018)
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Received: 31st, August 2017, 26th, October 2017

Оригинал: Дружинин П А «"О физике всегда полагается говорить слегка иронически" (неизвестное выступление Л.Д. Ландау 8 апреля 1960 года)» УФН 188 113–118 (2018); DOI: 10.3367/UFNr.2017.10.038253

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