Aleksandr Gurevich

Physicist, Author

1930 –

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Who is Aleksandr Gurevich?

Aleksandr Viktorovich Gurevich is a Soviet and Russian physicist. In 1992 he proposed the theory of lightning initiation known as the "runaway breakdown".

Gurevich graduated from Moscow State University in 1952. In 1984 he became a Corresponding Member of the USSR Academy of Sciences. He was the head of the I. E. Tamm Theoretical Department at the Lebedev Physical Institute. From 2010 he is the head of Academic Department of Physics and Astrophysics Problems in Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.

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Born
Sep 19, 1930
Also known as
  • A. V. Gurevich
Profession
Education
  • Moscow State University

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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