Pavel Cherenkov Net Worth

Pavel Cherenkov was born on July 28, 1904 in Voronezh Oblast, Russian Empire, Russian, is Physicist. Pavel Alekseyevich Cherenkov was a Soviet physicist who was jointly awarded the ‘Nobel Prize in Physics’ in 1958 with two other Soviet scientists Igor Tamm and Ilya Frank for discovering and hypothetically construing the Cherenkov radiation phenomenon. Also called the Vavilov–Cherenkov radiation, it is a unique form of electromagnetic radiation observed by Cherenkov while working in the ‘Lebedev Physical Institute’ under supervision and collaboration of eminent Soviet physicist Sergei Ivanovich Vavilov. Cherenkov discovered that when charged particles like electrons travel with high velocity, faster than light, through a particular medium, a slight bluish light is emitted. This discovery led to subsequent development of the Cherenkov counter, also known as Cherenkov detector – a particle detector that uses the speed threshold for producing light. Eventually Cherenkov counter gained significance after Second World War when physicists began applying it extensively in their investigative endeavours in the field of particle and nuclear physics. Cherenkov conducted his research work in cosmic-ray and nuclear physics at the ‘Lebedev Physical Institute’ in Moscow, Russia. He received two Stalin Prizes, one in 1946 jointly with Tamm, Frank and Vavilov, and the other in 1952. In 1977 he received ‘USSR State Prize’ and in 1984 the title of ‘Hero of Socialist Labour’.
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Age, Biography and Wiki

Who is it? Physicist
Birth Day July 28, 1904
Birth Place Voronezh Oblast, Russian Empire, Russian
Age 116 YEARS OLD
Died On January 6, 1990(1990-01-06) (aged 85)\nMoscow, Soviet Union
Birth Sign Leo
Resting place Novodevichy Cemetery, Moscow
Alma mater Voronezh State University
Known for Characterizing Cherenkov radiation
Awards Nobel Prize in Physics (1958)
Fields Nuclear physics
Institutions Lebedev Physical Institute
Doctoral advisor Sergey Vavilov

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Cherenkov was awarded two Stalin Prizes, the first in 1946, sharing the honor with Vavilov, Frank and Tamm, and another in 1952. He was also awarded the USSR State Prize in 1977. In 1958, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of the Cherenkov effect. He was also awarded the Soviet Union's Hero of Socialist Labour title in 1984. Cherenkov was a member of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.

Biography/Timeline

1904

Cherenkov was born in 1904 to Alexey Cherenkov and Mariya Cherenkova in the small village of Novaya Chigla. This town is in present-day Voronezh Oblast, Russia.

1928

In 1928, he graduated from the Department of Physics and Mathematics of Voronezh State University. In 1930, he took a post as a senior researcher in the Lebedev Physical Institute. That same year he married Maria Putintseva, daughter of A.M. Putintsev, a Professor of Russian Literature. They had a son, Alexey, and a daughter, Yelena.

1934

In 1934, while working under S. I. Vavilov, Cherenkov observed the emission of blue light from a bottle of water subjected to radioactive bombardment. This phenomenon, associated with charged atomic particles moving at velocities greater than the phase velocity of light, proved to be of great importance in subsequent experimental work in nuclear physics, and for the study of cosmic rays. Eponymously, it was dubbed the Cherenkov effect, as was the Cherenkov detector, which has become a standard piece of equipment in atomic research for observing the existence and velocity of high-speed particles. The device was installed in Sputnik 3.

1940

Cherenkov was promoted to section leader, and in 1940 was awarded the degree of Doctor of Physico-Mathematical Sciences. In 1953, he was confirmed as Professor of Experimental Physics. Starting in 1959, he headed the institute's photo-meson processes laboratory. He remained a professor for fourteen years. In 1970, he became an Academician of the USSR Academy of Sciences.

1946

Cherenkov was awarded two Stalin Prizes, the first in 1946, sharing the honor with Vavilov, Frank and Tamm, and another in 1952. He was also awarded the USSR State Prize in 1977. In 1958, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of the Cherenkov effect. He was also awarded the Soviet Union's Hero of Socialist Labour title in 1984. Cherenkov was a member of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.

1990

Cherenkov died in Moscow on January 6, 1990, and was buried in Novodevichy Cemetery.