Awards: New Nobelmen

Even before he reached his teens, Lev Davidovic Landau was a mathematical prodigy. Before he graduated from the University of Leningrad, the youngster from Azerbaijan was publishing respected scientific papers. As he developed into one of the Soviet Union's leading scientists, he became an expert in many of the far-ranging fields of physics. If he resented the fact that he was rarely trusted to go abroad unchaperoned to collect the numerous awards he won from admiring Western colleagues, he gave no indication. He went right on working, and last week he got his biggest prize yet. For his intricate theories...

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