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125th anniversary of birth of Pyotr Kapitsa celebrated in Havana

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125th anniversary of birth of Pyotr Kapitsa celebrated in Havana



The anniversary of the birth of the physicist Peter Kapitsa has been celebrated in the Cuban capital, Rossotrudnichestvo writes. This year, the outstanding Russian scientist and Nobel Prize winner turned 125 years old.

A round table in honor of the memorable date was held at the José Martí National Library of Cuba. Its participants learned about the life of the scientist and his scientific works, about his personal qualities - patriotism, decency, courage, the desire to defend his views and civil position.

The participants talked about him as a mentor, discussed his most famous inventions. Great interest among those present was caused by the story of Kattia Enrandes Pérez about the post-war era in the Soviet Union. She studied in Soviet times in St. Petersburg, the academician’s hometown, and was glad to share her memories.

Russkiy Mir reported that Pyotr Kapitsa was a famous physicist who refused to participate in the creation of the atomic bomb. His merits are recognized worldwide, he is the Nobel Prize winner, the founder of the famous Institute of Physical Problems. The sphere of interest of the scientist was all sections of physics - from mechanics to high-power electronics. He was a theorist and experimenter, author of capital scientific discoveries and technical inventions.

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