Died Nobel prize winner academician Apricots

Died Nobel prize winner academician Apricots

At the age of 88 years died academician Alexei Abrikosov, Soviet and American physicist, Nobel prize in physics in 2003, the “echo of Moscow” said the former Minister of education of Russia Dmitry Livanov.

Alexei Abrikosov is a descendant of the famous family of the Moscow entrepreneurs Apricot, he was born in 1928 in the family of the academician, head of chair of pathologic anatomy at medical faculty of Moscow state University Alexei Ivanovich Abrikosov. He studied physics from 1945, was a student of Lev Landau, graduated from MSU with honors in 1948, He studied physics from 1945, when his parents were suspended from work in the Kremlin hospital in connection with the campaign against the “doctors-wreckers”.

In 1964, Apricots became a corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, in 1987 — the academician. In 1991 he moved to the United States at the invitation of Argonne national laboratory, Illinois, USA, he taught at the University of Illinois and the University of Utah, in the UK at Loughborough University. US citizenship Apricots received in 1999 In the USSR and the USA, he worked on superconductors.

In 2003 he, along with Vitaly Ginzburg and Anthony Leggett was awarded the Nobel prize for “fundamental work on the theory of superconductors and superfluid liquids”.