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Born 4 October 1916 in Moscow.
Graduated from the Physics Faculty of Moscow State University in 1938, defended candidate's (Ph.D.) dissertation in 1940 and doctor's dissertation in 1942.
From 1940 up to the present time - work in P.N.Lebedev Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (from 1971 to 1988 - Head of I.E.Tamm Theory Department, at the present time - Adviser of the Russian Academy of Sciences).
Since 1945 - part time - professor of Gor'ky State University and since 1968 to the present day - part time - professor of Moscow Institute for Physics and Technology.

Author of several hundred scientific papers and a dozen of books devoted to physics and astrophysics.
In 1953 - a corresponding member and in 1966 - academician of of the USSR Academy of Sciences.
From 1989 to 1991 - people's deputy of the USSR from the USSR Academy of Sciences.

Awarded the Order of Lenin, other Soviet orders and medals, the Order "For Services for the Motherland" (1996), the State Prize (1953), Lenin Prize (1966), Mandelstam Prize (1947), Lomonosov Prize (1962), Vavilov Gold Medal (1995), Lomonosov Big Gold Medal of the Russian Academy of Sciences (1995), Triumph Prize (2002).

Elected a foreign member of nine Academies of Sciences (or equivalent institutions), including Royal Society of London (1987), American National Academy of Sciences (1981) and American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1971).
Awarded Smolukhovsky Medal of Polish Physical Society (1987), Gold Medal of London Royal Astronomic Society (1991), Bardeen Prize (1991), Wolf Prize (1994/95), Unesco's Niels Bohr Medal (1998), American Physical Society's 1999 Nicholson Medal.

The 2003 Nobel Prize in Physics Laureate.

Address :
I.E.Theory Theory Department
P.N.Lebedev Physical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences,
Leninsky Prospect 53,
Moscow B-333, 119991 Russia
Telephone: (095) 135 8570, Fax: (095) 938 2251, (095) 135 8533
eMail: ginzburg@lpi.ru


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