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The Nobel Prize in Physics 1978
Pyotr Kapitsa, Arno Penzias, Robert Woodrow Wilson

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Pyotr Kapitsa - Facts

Pyotr Leonidovich Kapitsa

Pyotr Leonidovich Kapitsa

Born: 9 July 1894, Kronshtadt, Russian Empire (now Russia)

Died: 8 April 1984, Moscow, USSR (now Russia)

Affiliation at the time of the award: Academy of Sciences, Moscow, USSR

Prize motivation: "for his basic inventions and discoveries in the area of low-temperature physics"

Field: condensed matter physics, superfluidity

Prize share: 1/2

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