What famous Russian scientists do you know?

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Offline Flaubert

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What famous Russian scientists do you know?
« on: 18/07/2011 16:49:40 »
Hi, do you know some names of great Russian scientists (scientists from Russia)? What are the names of the Russian physics and mathematics? Thank you.
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Re: What famous Russian scientists do you know?
« Reply #1 on: 19/07/2011 00:30:40 »
The only Russian I can think of is Gary Kasparov, who is a Chess Player.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garry_Kasparov

I had thought that Garry Kasparov had played Bobby Fischer, but apparently it was Boris Spassky, eventually leading to Bobby Fischer's exile.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boris_Spassky

As far as scientists, Wikipedia seems to have many lists of Russian Scientists.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Russian_scientists
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Russian_scientists
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Russian_physicists
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Russian_mathematicians

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Re: What famous Russian scientists do you know?
« Reply #2 on: 19/07/2011 19:22:29 »
I think of Grigori Perelman. Russia have a tradition of brilliant mathematicians as I see it.
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Re: What famous Russian scientists do you know?
« Reply #3 on: 02/08/2011 16:06:49 »
Let us not forget about --

Dmitri Mendeleev 19th century chemist who shaped the whole subject of Inorganic chemistry for the next 150 years
Lev Landau brilliant theoretical physicist of the middle of the 20th century.
Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, who was the grandfather of the successful Soviet space program.
Alexandr Borodin who not only did some important organic chemistry, but also wrote some pretty good music.

There are/were, of course, many others.
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What famous Russian scientists do you know?
« Reply #4 on: 15/09/2011 12:38:29 »
There are best scientist Mikhail Lomonosov ,Sofia Kovalevskaya, Nikolai Basov,Ivan Pavlov.

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Re: What famous Russian scientists do you know?
« Reply #5 on: 01/03/2012 22:47:29 »
I know that this is an old thread, but I could not let it pass without mentioning Alexander Friedmann. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Friedman

This is the cosmologist who did much of the early work developing the model of the Universe that seems to now be the dominant model.  (the less than descriptively named FLRW metric:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friedmann%E2%80%93Lema%C3%AEtre%E2%80%93Robertson%E2%80%93Walker_metric
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An interesting and important guy.

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Re: What famous Russian scientists do you know?
« Reply #6 on: 24/05/2012 20:08:52 »
I'll add Elie Metchnikoff to the list.  Great?  Perhaps not.  A personal favourite?  Yes.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ilya_Mechnikov

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Re: What famous Russian scientists do you know?
« Reply #7 on: 29/10/2012 18:12:10 »
Nikolai Ivanovich Lobachevsky
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IL4vWJbwmqM
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Re: What famous Russian scientists do you know?
« Reply #8 on: 18/09/2013 21:46:19 »
Hi, do you know some names of great Russian scientists (scientists from Russia)? What are the names of the Russian physics and mathematics? Thank you.

I know a well known Russian physicist named Lev B. Okun
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lev_Okun

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Re: What famous Russian scientists do you know?
« Reply #9 on: 20/09/2013 19:00:37 »
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