Sakharov later became an advocate of civil liberties and civil reforms in the Soviet Union, for which he faced state persecution; these efforts earned him the Nobel Peace Prize in The Sakharov Prizewhich is awarded annually by the European Parliament for people and organizations dedicated to human rights and freedoms, is named in his honour.
His father was Dmitri Ivanovich Sakharov, a private school physics teacher and an amateur pianist.
Although his paternal great-grandfather had been a priest in the Russian Orthodox Churchand his pious mother did have him baptisedhis father was an atheist and religion did not play an important role in his life, though he did believe that a non-scientific "guiding principle" governed the universe and human life.
He was then assigned laboratory work in Ulyanovsk. During this period, inhe married Klavdia Alekseyevna Vikhireva, with whom he raised two daughters and a son before she died in He received his Ph.
The first Soviet atomic device was tested on August 29, It was first tested as RDS in A larger variation of the same design which Sakharov worked on was the 50MT Tsar Bomba of Octoberwhich was the most powerful nuclear device ever exploded.
What most troubles me now is the instability of the balance, the extreme peril of the current situation, the appalling waste of the arms race Each of us has a responsibility to think about this in global terms, with tolerance, trust, and candor, free from ideological dogmatism, parochial interests, or national egotism.
Sakharov, in association with Igor Tammproposed confining extremely hot ionized plasma by torus shaped magnetic fields for controlling thermonuclear fusion that led to the development of the tokamak device. He called these devices MC or MK for magnetocumulative generators.
The radial MK-1 produced a pulsed magnetic field of 25 megagauss teslas. The following helical MK-2 generated million amperes in But it is not known if any experiment based on this idea has been ever achieved.
Research and physics After Sakharov returned to fundamental science and began working on particle physics and cosmology. Sakharov achieved there a complete CPT symmetry since the second sheet is enantiomorph P-symmetryhas an opposite arrow of time T-symmetry and is mainly populated by antimatter C-symmetry because of an opposite CP-violation.
In this model the two universes do not interact, except via local matter accumulation whose density and pressure would become high enough to connect the two sheets through a bridge without spacetime between them, but with geodesics continuity beyond the radius limit allowing an exchange of matter.
Sakharov called such singularities a collapse and an anticollapse, which are an alternative to the couple black hole and white hole in the wormhole theory.
Sakharov also proposed the idea of induced gravity as an alternative theory of quantum gravity. Turn to activism A discussion about the methods of the political use of technology in the creation of a super-bomb began the ideological divergence between Andrei Sakharov and Nikita Khrushchevas Nikita Khrushchev disagreed with the project of placing of a fifty of Mt bombs along the US marine border, to stop an armament race and to continue democratic reforms.
Politically active during the s, Sakharov was against nuclear proliferation. Pushing for the end of atmospheric tests, he played a role in the Partial Test Ban Treatysigned in Moscow. In a secret detailed letter to the Soviet leadership of July 21,Sakharov explains the need to "take the Americans at their word" and accept their proposal "for a bilateral rejection by the USA and the Soviet Union of the development of antiballistic missile defense", because otherwise an arms race in this new technology would increase the likelihood of nuclear war.
He also asked permission to publish his manuscript which accompanied the letter in a newspaper to explain the dangers posed by this kind of defense. The government ignored his letter and refused to let him initiate a public discussion of ABM in the Soviet press.
After this essay was circulated in samizdat and then published outside the Soviet Union initially on July 6,in the Dutch newspaper Het Parool through intermediary of the Dutch academic and writer Karel van het Revefollowed by The New York TimesSakharov was banned from all military-related research and returned to FIAN to study fundamental theoretical physics.
Yet our state is similar to a cancer cell—with its messianism and expansionism, its totalitarian suppression of dissent, the authoritarian structure of power, with a total absence of public control in the most important decisions in domestic and foreign policy, a closed society that does not inform its citizens of anything substantial, closed to the outside world, without freedom of travel or the exchange of information.
He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize inalthough he was not allowed to leave the Soviet Union to collect it. His wife read his speech at the ceremony in OsloNorway. I am against all kinds of self-immolation for myself and for others, including the people closest to me.
Sakharov lived in exile His apartment is now a museum.
Sakharov was detained on January 22,following his public protests against the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan in and was sent to internal exile in the city of Gorky, now Nizhny Novgoroda city that was off-limits to foreigners.
Between toSakharov was kept under tight Soviet police surveillance. In his memoirs he mentions that their apartment in Gorky was repeatedly subjected to searches and heists.Andrei Sakharov was a prominent Soviet physicist who was a major contributor to the development of atomic technology in the Soviet Union.
In later life, he became a peace activist and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of his efforts. He is currently on leave more3Nikita Khrushchev is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From RussiaNikita KhrushchevDied at 77 () - Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev was a Russian politician who led the Soviet Union during part of the Cold War.
At the end of World War II, Sakharov returned to pure science and the study of cosmic rays. Two years later, he began work with a secret research group on the development of the hydrogen bomb, and he is believed to have been principally responsible for the Soviets' success in exploding their first thermonuclear bomb ().
Andrei Dmitrievich Sakharov (Russian: Андре́й Дми́триевич Са́харов; 21 May – 14 December ) was a Russian nuclear physicist, Soviet dissident, an activist for disarmament, peace and human rights.
 He became renowned as the designer of the Soviet Union's Third Idea, a codename for Soviet development of thermonuclear . Biography. Sakharov was born in Moscow on May 21, Following evacuation in during the Great Patriotic War (World War II), he graduated in Aşgabat, ↑ Web exhibit "Andrei SAKHAROV: Soviet Physics, Nuclear Weapons, and Human Rights" at American Institute of Physics.
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