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Lev Davidovich Landau was a prominent Soviet physicist who made fundamental contributions to many areas of theoretical physics.

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Lev Davidovich Landau: January 22 [O.S. January 9] 1908 – April 1, 1968) was a prominent Soviet physicist who made fundamental contributions to many areas of theoretical physics. On January 7, 1962, Landau's had a car accident and was severely injured and spent two months in a coma. Although Landau recovered in many ways, his scientific creativity was destroyed, and he never returned fully to scientific work. His injuries prevented him from accepting the 1962 Nobel Prize for physics in…

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Physicists have directly imaged Landau Levels – the quantum levels that determine electron behavior in a strong magnetic field – for the first time since they were theoretically conceived of by Nobel prize winner Lev Landau in 1930 using scanning tunneling spectroscopy - a spatially resolved probe that interacts directly with the electrons. Scientists at institutions including the University of Warwick and Tohoku University have revealed the internal ring-like structure of these Landau…

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