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
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)
BibTexBibNote ® (generic)BibNote ® (RIS)MedlineRefWorks

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

L.D. Landau is author of Physics-Uspekhi

References (20) Cited by (1) Similar articles (20) ↓

  1. E.M. Lifshitz “Lev Davidovich Landau (1908-1968)12 135–145 (1969)
  2. D.G. Yakovlev, P. Haensel et alL D Landau and the concept of neutron stars56 289–295 (2013)
  3. E.G. Maksimov “About Ginzburg — Landau, and a bit about others53 1185–1190 (2010)
  4. A.V. Tan’shina “A.I. Akhiezer Institute for Theoretical Physics at the National Science Center “Kharkov Institute of Physics and Technology”, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine: origins, events, facts, comments56 932–950 (2013)
  5. B.M. Bolotovskii, Yu.N. Vavilov, A.N. Kirkin “Sergei Ivanovich Vavilov — the man and the scientist: a view from the threshold of the 21st century41 487–504 (1998)
  6. V. Ambegaokar “The Landau school and the American Institute of Physics translation program51 1287–1290 (2008)
  7. V.V. Ragulsky ““The most remarkable of the scientists”: on the occasion of the 130th birthday of L I Mandelstam52 1177–1183 (2009)
  8. N.N. Semenov “The road into science29 385–386 (1986)
  9. V.S. Popov ““The host of heaven is far...” (my recollections of Ya.B. Zeldovich)57 413–418 (2014)
  10. V.L. Ginzburg “My father and my family53 1171–1184 (2010)
  11. E.L. Feinberg “The forefather (about Leonid Isaakovich Mandelstam)45 81–100 (2002)
  12. I.A. Shcherbakov “Development history of the laser54 65–71 (2011)
  13. V.P. Vizgin “The nuclear shield in the ’thirty-year war’ of physicists against ignorant criticism of modern physical theories42 1259–1283 (1999)
  14. Yu.A. Romanov “A Memoir of the Teacher39 179–183 (1996)
  15. V.L. Ginzburg “Tricentenary of Isaac Newton’s ’Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy’30 46–59 (1987)
  16. Ya.A. Smorodinskii “P. A. M. Dirac (8 August 1902-20 October 1984)29 281–285 (1986)
  17. I.M. Frank “A conceptual history of the Vavilov-Cherenkov radiation27 385–395 (1984)
  18. I.Yu. Kobzarev “Henri Poincaré’s St. Louis lecture, and theoretical physics on the eve of the theory of relativity17 584–592 (1975)
  19. N.A. Smirnova “S. I. Vavilov in the Presidium of the USSR Academy of Sciences18 960–961 (1975)
  20. V.Ya. Frenkel’ “YURII ALEKSANDROVICH KRUTKOV13 816–825 (1971)

The list is formed automatically.

© 1918–2019 Uspekhi Fizicheskikh Nauk
Email: Editorial office contacts About the journal Terms and conditions