kapitsa, pyotr leonidovich

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Kapitsa   (kä'pyĭ-tsə)  Pronunciation Key 
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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