ABSTRACT

In About Science, Myself and Others, Vitaly Lazarevich Ginzburg, co-recipient of the 2003 Nobel Prize in Physics and Editor of the review journal Physics-Uspekhi, provides an insight into modern physics, the lives and works of other prominent physicists he has known, and insight into his own life and views on physics and beyond.

Divided into three parts, the book starts with a review of the key problems in contemporary physics, astrophysics, and cosmology, examining their historical development and why they pose such a challenge to today's physicists and for society. Part One also includes details of some of Professor Ginzburg's work, including superconductivity and superfluidity. Part Two encompasses several articles on the lives and works of several prominent physicists, including the author. The third part is a collection of articles that provide a personal view of the author, describing his personal views and recollections on a range of wider topics.

Taken together, this collection of articles creates an enjoyable review of physics, its philosophy, and key players in its modern development in the 20th Century. Undoubtedly, it will be an enjoyable read for professional physicists and non-scientists alike.

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PART I

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PART I

astrophysics seem now to be especially important and interesting the beginning of the 21st century?h

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it was quantum mechanics). And 0 D Khvolson

problems' in 2001

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at all a new idea and its main dif-

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Comments

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References

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Article 2 Radiation by uniformly moving

sources (Vavilov-Cherenkov effect, Doppler effect in a medium, transition radiation, and other phenomena)h

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at tbe boundary between two media 77

media

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= = presumed, the permittivity wave is

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21st century?

cosmic-ray astrophysicsh

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of cosmic-ray astrophysics

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of cosmic-ray astrophysics 93

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of cosmic-ray astrophysics 95

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of cosmic-ray astrophysics 103

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of cosmic-ray astrophysics

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Article 4 Remarks on my work in radio

stronomyh

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at the beginning of the present ar-

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Article 6 Superconductivity: the day before

yesterday, yesterday, today, and tomorrowh 6.1 Introduction

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> 24 K were created (for Nb

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of superconductivity (Ginzburg-

"' 0.1 erg cm-(for H "' 500 Oe)'. The feeling that the

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of superconductivity (Ginzburg-Landau theory) 195

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at that time, anisotropy is either

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PART II

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Article 8

on the lOOth anniversary of the birthday of Igor Evgenevich Tamm ones-

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of the birthday of I E Tamm 257

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Article 9 'Singing' electronsh

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Article 10 Lev Davidovich Landau:

the physicist and the manh 0.1 Introduction

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Article 11 Physics, the 'Course', and life:

Byon the 80th anniversary of Evgenii Mikhailovich Lifshitzh

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Comments

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Article 12 In memory of David Abramovich

Kirzhnitsh It will probably take two years or so for this collection to

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of David Abramovich Kirzhnits 295

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of David Abramovich Kirzhnits

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Article 13 About Efim Fradkinh

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Article 14 In memory

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Article 15 In memory of Vadim Sidurh

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Comment

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Article 17 Notes of an amateur astrophysicisth

roduction

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of an amateur astrophysicist

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Comments

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Article 18 The business

reminiscences of my participation the 'atomic project'h

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of bygone days 361

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of bygone days

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that I could work. And

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Article 20 Answers to the Physics World's

Millennium survey questionnaireh

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Article 22 Once more about the history

discovery scattering

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Article 23 Back to the Middle

soothsayers, wizards, and witnesses miracles, all through television and newspapers, lead ush

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Article 25 What is happening

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Article 26 Communists again stand as the the

paramount menace for Russia and entire world

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at the

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that are patently inadequate for

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Article Juridical sentence upon bolshevik

communismh

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Article 28 Inner weakness (what has been

Byforgotten by Academician Zhores Alferov)h

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Article 32 Science and religion in the modern

worldh

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Article 34 Russia must not slide into a slough

clericalism

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of the contemporary epoch 531

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Curriculum vitae

Ginzburg

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of Vitaly L Ginzburg

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