IGOR YEVGENYEVICH TAMM
1958 Nobel Laureate in Physics
for the discovery and the interpretation of the Cherenkov effect.
Featured Internet Links
Links added by Nobel Internet Archive visitors
- Place of birth: Vladivostock, Russia
- Residence: USSR
- Education: Edinburgh and Moscow Universities. Igor Tamm considered Leonid Isaakovich Mandelshtam (1879-1944) as his mentor in science and life.
- Affiliation: Moscow State University (1924-37); Physics Institute of the USSR Academy of Sciences (FIAN), Moscow (1934-1971).
- Other achievements: Tamm-type surface states (1932), the exchange nature of nuclear force (1934), Tokamak type of nuclear fusion reactor (1950, together with Andrei Sakharov).