Landau, the physicist and the man: recollections of L.D. Landau

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Isaak Markovich Khalatnikov
Pergamon Press, 1989 - Biography & Autobiography - 323 pages
The name of Lev Davidovich Landau is widely known as that of one of the greatest twentieth-century physicists. A brilliant teacher to those pupils he carefully chose, notoriously controversial in his outlook and opinions, the combination of his outstanding intellect and striking personality brought him almost legendary fame. This volume contains letters, papers and recollections by friends and pupils, describing Landau's views of science, culture and life, and provides the reader with a vivid portrait of a remarkable man.

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A A Abrikosov Recollections of L D Landau
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