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Authorised form of nameKapitza; Piotr Leonidovich (1894 - 1984)
Other forms of namePeter
Dates1894 - 1984
NationalityRussian
Date of birth26 June 1894
Date of death08/04/1984
OccupationPhysicist
ActivityEducation:
PhD
Career:
Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge; Assistant Director of Magnetic Research at the Cavendish Laboratory
Medals and prizes:
Nobel Prize (Physics) 1978
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election02/05/1929
Royal Society activityLectures:
Rutherford 1969; Bernal 1977
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll
Authority:
Altname from Record
Obituaries:
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 1985 vol 31 pp 325-374, plate, by D Shoenberg
References:
J W Boag and D Shoenberg (trans and eds), 'Letters from Kapitza to his Mother, 1921-27' in NR 1988 vol 42 pp 205-228, plate
Sir Nevill Mott, 'Rutherford and Theory' in NR 1972-3 vol 27 pp 65-66
Notes:
Bernal Lecture delivered 7 October 1976
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/109027873
Royal Society codeNA4517
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
PB/7/2/4/19Rutherford Centenary Celebrations, Moscow, August 19711971
HWT/33/2H W Thompson's personal correspondence as Foreign SecretaryJanuary - June 1966
S/0030Sculpture bust of Kapitza, Piotr Leonidovich
IM/002477Group photograph1973
IM/002475Kapitza, Piotr Leonidovichnd
EC/1929/09Kapitza, Piotr Leonidovich: certificate of election to the Royal Society2 May 1929
RR/42/10Referee's report by Piotr Leonidovich Kapitza, on a paper 'On the change of resistance of nickel in a magnetic field' by H H PotterMay 1931
NLB/73/211Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to the Manager, Equitable Life Assurance Society, 19 Coleman Street, EC23 March 1931
RR/50/9Referee's report by Piotr Leonidovich Kapitza, on a paper 'The supraconductivity of alloy systems' by J F AllenApril 1933
RR/42/72Referee's report by Piotr Leonidovich Kapitza, on a paper 'The magnetic susceptibility of binary systems of organic liquids' by V C G Trew and James F SpencerJanuary 1931
RR/44/14Referee's report by Piotr Leonidovich Kapitza, on a paper 'The diamagnetic susceptibilities of some beryllium compounds' by William Rogie Angus and James FarquharsonFebruary 1932
RR/44/15Referee's report by Piotr Leonidovich Kapitza, on a paper 'Ionic diamagnetic susceptibilities' by William Rogie AngusFebruary 1932
RR/46/15Referee's report by Piotr Leonidovich Kapitza, on a paper 'Investigations on magne-crystallic action. Part I.-Diamagnetics' by Kariamanikkam Srinivasa Krishnan, B C Guha and S Banerjee[April 1932]
RR/46/19Referee's report by Piotr Leonidovich Kapitza, on a paper 'Investigations of magne-crystallic action. Part II.-Paramagnetics' by Kariamanikkam Srinivasa Krishnan, N C Chakravorty and S Banerjee[January 1933]
RR/48/120Referee's report by Piotr Leonidovich Kapitza, on a paper 'The phenomena of superconductivity with alternating currents of high frequency' by John Cunningham McLennan, A C Burton, A Pitt and J O Wilhelm[February 1932]
NLB/73/393Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to the Assistant Actuary, London Life Association Ltd, 81 King William Street, EC416 September 1931
RR/48/45Referee's report by Piotr Leonidovich Kapitza, on a paper 'The principal magnetic susceptibilities of some paramagnetic crystals at low temperatures' by L C Jackson[February 1933]
RR/48/58Referee's report by Piotr Leonidovich Kapitza, on a paper 'The theory of alloys in the Y-phase' by Harry Jones[November 1933]
RR/53/146Referee's report by John Cunningham McLennan, on a paper 'The liquefaction of helium by an adiabatic method' by Piotr Leonidovich Kapitza[September 1934]
RR/65/148Referee's report by John Douglas Cockcroft, on a paper 'The Zeeman and Paschen-back effects in strong magnetic mields' by Piotr Leonidovich Kapitza, P G Strelkov and E LaurmanFebruary 1938
RR/65/149Referee's report by Edmund Clifton Stoner, on a paper 'The Zeeman and Paschen-back effects in strong magnetic mields' by Piotr Leonidovich Kapitza, P G Strelkov and E LaurmanMarch 1938
NLB/73/206Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. [Piotr] Kapitza, FRS27 February 1931
NLB/73/114Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to the Assistant Treasurer, University Offices, St. Andrew's Street, Cambridge12 December 1930
NLB/73/111Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to the Manager, Equitable Life Assurance Society, 19 Coleman Street, EC212 December 1930
NLB/73/318Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. [Piotr] Kapitza, FRS29 May 1931
NLB/73/70Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to The Actuary, London Life Association, Ltd., 81 King William Street, EC418 November 1930
IM/002478Kapitza, Piotr Leonidovich2 February 1933
RR/50/93Referee's report by Piotr Leonidovich Kapitza, on a paper 'A simple method of demonstrating the paramagnetism and diamagnetism of substances in magnetic fields of low intensity' by Alexander Oliver RankineJanuary 1934
IM/002476Kapitza, Piotr Leonidovich4 May 1966
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