Lenin's Laureate: Zhores Alferov's Life in Communist Science

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Author: Paul R. Josephson (Associate Professor of History, Colby College) Format: Hardback Number of Pages: 224 The life and work of a leading Soviet physicist and an exploration of the strengths and weaknesses of Soviet science from Stalin through Gorbachev. In 2000, Russian scientist Zhores Alferov shared the Nobel Prize for Physics for his discovery of the heterojunction, a semiconductor device the practical applications of which include LEDs, rapid transistors, and the microchip. The Prize was the culmination of a...

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