Basov, N. G. (Nikolaĭ Gennadievich), 1922-2001

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Dates:
Birth 1922-12-14
Death 2001-07-03

Biographical notes:

Nicolay G. Basov (b. December 14, 1922, Lipetsk, Russia-d. July 1, 2001, Moscow, Russia) was an optical physicist at the P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute, specializing in quantum electrodynamics, lasers, and masers. He won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1964 with Aleksandr M. Prokhorov and Charles N. Townes: "for fundamental work in the field of quantum electronics, which has led to the construction of oscillators and amplifiers based on the maser-laser principle."

After obaining a PhD from Moscow Engineering Physics Institute in 1953, he was awarded the Lenin Prize with A. M. Prokhorov in 1959.

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Subjects:

  • Quantum electrodynamics
  • Lasers
  • Lenin prizes
  • Masers
  • Spectrum analysis
  • Synchrotrons

Occupations:

  • Physicists

Places:

  • Russian Federation, 00, RU
  • Moscow, 48, RU