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Kapitza, Peter Leonidovich [Pyotr Leonidovich Kapitsa] (1894–1984), physicist

Alexei B. Kojevnikov

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/31297

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Kapitza, Peter Leonidovich [Pyotr Leonidovich Kapitsa] (1894–1984), physicist, was born in Kronstadt (near St Petersburg) on 9 July 1894, the younger son of General Leonid Petrovich Kapitsa, a military engineer, and his wife, Olga Ieronimovna, daughter of General Ieronim Ivanovich Stebnitsky. His mother was a specialist in children's literature and folklore. In 1912 he graduated with honours from the local ...

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Subjects: Physics

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