a mikhailovich prokhorov

Prokhorov

[proh-kuh-rawf, -rof; Russian praw-khuh-ruhf]
noun
Aleksandr Mikhailovich [al-ig-zan-der mi-kahy-luh-vich, -zahn-; Russian uh-lyi-ksahn-dr myi-khahy-luh-vyich] , 1916–2002, Russian physicist: Nobel prize 1964.
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prokhorov

noun
Russian physicist whose research into ways of moving electrons around atoms led to the development of masers and lasers for producing high-intensity radiation (1916-2002) 
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