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  1. Pyotr L(e·o·ni·do·vich) [pyawtr lyi-uh-nyee-duh-vyich] /pyɔtr lyɪ ʌˈnyi də vyɪtʃ/, 1894–1984, Russian physicist: Nobel Prize 1978.
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British Dictionary definitions for kapitza


  1. Piotr Leonidovich (ˈpjɔt ə r liɔˈnidovitʃ). 1894–1984, Russian physicist. He worked in England and the USSR, doing research in several areas, particularly cryogenics; Nobel prize for physics in 1978
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kapitza in Science


[käpyĭ-tsə]Pyotr Leonidovich 1894-1984
  1. Russian physicist who developed equipment capable of generating powerful magnetic fields, which he used to make several discoveries in the area of low-temperature physics. For this work he shared with American physicists Arno Penzias and Robert Wilson the 1978 Nobel Prize for physics.
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