Cherenkov

or Ce·ren·kov

[ chuh-reng-kawf, -kof, -ren-; Russian chyi-ryin-kawf ]
/ tʃəˈrɛŋ kɔf, -kɒf, -ˈrɛn-; Russian tʃyɪ ryɪnˈkɔf /

noun

Pa·vel A. [pah-vuhl; Russian pah-vyil], /ˈpɑ vəl; Russian ˈpɑ vyɪl/, 1904–1990, Russian physicist: Nobel Prize 1958.

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British Dictionary definitions for Cherenkov

Cherenkov

Cerenkov

/ (tʃɪˈrɛŋkɒf, Russian tʃɪˈrjenkəf) /

noun

Pavel Alekseyevich (ˈpavɪl alɪkˈsjejɪvitʃ). 1904–90, Soviet physicist: noted for work on the effects produced by high-energy particles: shared Nobel prize for physics 1958
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