Gorkov, Lev

Gor’kov, Lev Petrovich


Born June 14, 1929, in Moscow. Soviet physicist. Corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (AN SSSR; 1966).

Gor’kov graduated from the Moscow Physics and Technology Institute in 1953. From 1955 to 1966 he worked at the Institute of Physical Problems of the AN SSSR and the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the AN SSSR. Since 1966 he has headed a division at the Institute of Theoretical Physics of the AN SSSR. His principal works are on solid-state physics, particularly on the theory of superconductivity. Gor’kov was awarded the Lenin Prize (with A. A. Abri-kosov and V. L. Ginzburg; 1966) for developing the theory of superconductive alloys and the properties of superconductors in powerful magnetic fields.