Basov, Nikolai G.

Neatly calligraphed card signed by the Soviet physicist, 1964 Nobel laureate

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(1922-2001) USSR physicist and educator, shared the 1964 Nobel Prize in Physics with Alexander Prokhorov and Charles H. Townes for his fundamental work in the field of quantum electronics that led to the development of the laser and the maser. Fought in WW II with the Red Army, graduated from the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (MEPhI) in 1950. He then held a professorship at MEPhI and also worked in the Lebedev Physical Institute (LPI), where he defended a dissertation for a Ph. D. equivalent in 1953 and a dissertation for a Doctor of Sciences degree in 1956. He was the Director of the LPI 197388. Basov received the Lenin Prize in 1959, was twice a Hero of Socialist Labor (1969, 1982). He was elected a corresponding member of the USSR Academy of Sciences (Russian Academy of Sciences since 1991) in 1962 and Full Member in 1966. In 1967, he was elected a Member of the Presidium of the Academy (196790), and since 1990 he was the Councilor of the Presidium of the USSR Academy of Sciences. He was Honorary President and Member of the International Academy of Science, Munich. He headed the laboratory of quantum radio-physics at the LPI until his death in 2001. Basov's contributions to the development of the laser and maser, which won him the Nobel Prize, led to new missile defense initiatives seeking to employ them. He entered politics in 1951 and became a member of parliament (the Soviet of the Union of the Supreme Soviet) in 1974. Following President Reagan's speech on the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) in 1983, Basov signed a letter along with other Soviet scientists condemning the initiative, which was published in the New York Times. In 1985 he declared the USSR was capable of matching SDI proposals made by the US. He received the USSR State Prize in 1989. 2 1/4 x 3 1/2 white card with his neatly calligraphed name, country (USSR) noted at lower left, year (1984) at lower right; Basov has added day (12) and month (September in Cyrillic) under his signature.

Condition: Very good
Type:Signed Card






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