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Pyotr Kapitsa
Pyotr Kapitsa in 1964
BornPyotr Leonidovich Kapitsa
(1894-07-08)8 July 1894
Kronstadt, Russian Empire
Died8 April 1984(1984-04-08) (aged 89)
Moscow, Soviet Union
CitizenshipRussian Empire (1894–1917) → RSFSR (1917–1922) → Soviet Union (1922–1984)
NationalityRussian, Soviet
Doctoral studentsDavid Shoenberg
Known forSuperfluidity
Kapitza's pendulum
Notable awards
This person won a Nobel Prize
Pyotr Leonidovich Kapitsa or Peter Kapitza (Russian: Пётр Леонидович Капица, Romanian: Petre Capița (8 July [O.S. 26 June] 1894[1] – 8 April 1984) was a Soviet physicist and engineer.[2] He was best known for his work in low-temperature physics. He won the 1978 Nobel Prize in Physics.