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The Russian physicist, Peter Kapitza


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The Russian physicist, Peter Kapitza

Peter Kapitza, the Russian physicist, born Kronshtadt on July 8 1894. Kapitza graduated from the Petrograd Polytechnic Institute in 1919 & in 1921 went to work under Lord Rutherford at the Cavendish laboratory in Cambridge, researching into the magnetic properties of metals. In 1934, he returned to Russia, where he did his most renowned research into the behaviour of helium at extremely low temperatures. Kapitzas refusal to work on nuclear weapons resulted in his virtual house arrest during World War II. In the post-war years he became active in space research and the phenomenon of ball lightning

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16"x20" (51x41cm) Metal Print

Bring the intriguing world of science to your home or office with our Media Storehouse Metal Prints featuring the renowned Russian physicist, Peter Kapitza. This captivating image, captured by Science Photo Library, showcases Kapitza in his element, with a backdrop of scientific apparatus. Born in Kronshtadt in 1894, Kapitza graduated from the Petrograd Polytechnic Institute and later worked under the esteemed Lord Rutherford at the Cavendish. This sleek and stylish metal print is not only a beautiful addition to any space, but also a testament to the enduring legacy of scientific discovery. Order yours today and celebrate the brilliance of the scientific mind.

Made with durable metal and luxurious printing techniques, our metal photo prints go beyond traditional canvases, adding a cool, modern touch to your space. Wall mount on back. Eco-friendly 100% post-consumer recycled ChromaLuxe aluminum surface. The thickness of the print is 0.045". Featuring a Scratch-resistant surface and Rounded corners. Backing hangers are attached to the back of the print and float the print 1/2-inch off the wall when hung, the choice of hanger may vary depending on size and International orders will come with Float Mount hangers only. Finished with a brilliant white high gloss surface for unsurpassed detail and vibrance. Printed using Dye-Sublimation and for best care we recommend a non-ammonia glass cleaner, water, or isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol to prevent harming the print surface. We recommend using a clean, lint-free cloth to wipe off the print. The ultra-hard surface is scratch-resistant, waterproof and weatherproof. Avoid direct sunlight exposure.

Made with durable metal and luxurious printing techniques, metal prints bring images to life and add a modern touch to any space

Estimated Image Size (if not cropped) is 40.6cm x 50.8cm (16" x 20")

Estimated Product Size is 41.2cm x 51.4cm (16.2" x 20.2")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

Artwork printed orientated as per the preview above, with portrait (vertical) orientation to match the source image.


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This print showcases the brilliant mind of Russian physicist Peter Kapitza, a true pioneer in his field. Born on July 8,1894, in Kronshtadt, Kapitza's intellectual journey began at the Petrograd Polytechnic Institute where he graduated in 1919. His insatiable thirst for knowledge led him to join Lord Rutherford's team at the prestigious Cavendish laboratory in Cambridge in 1921. At Cavendish, Kapitza delved into groundbreaking research on the magnetic properties of metals. However, it was his return to Russia in 1934 that marked a turning point in his career. It was there that he conducted his most renowned studies on helium's behavior under extremely low temperatures. Despite his remarkable contributions to science and unwavering dedication to peaceful pursuits, Kapitza faced immense challenges during World War II due to his refusal to work on nuclear weapons. This resulted in virtual house arrest for him during those tumultuous years. In the post-war era, Kapitza redirected his focus towards space research and studying the enigmatic phenomenon of ball lightning. His relentless pursuit of scientific truth propelled him forward as an influential figure within these fields. This extraordinary portrait immortalizes Pyotr Leonidovich Kapitza - not just as a scientist but also as an embodiment of integrity and resilience amidst adversity. Science Photo Library has masterfully captured this image with utmost precision and depth, allowing us a glimpse into the life and legacy of one

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