Arseny Sokolov


Arseny Alexandrovich Sokolov (Russian: Арсе́ний Алекса́ндрович Соколо́в; 19 March 1910 – 19 October 1986) was a Russian theoretical physicist known for the development of synchrotron radiation theory.

Arseny Sokolov
Born(1910-03-19)19 March 1910
Died19 October 1986(1986-10-19) (aged 76)
Alma materTomsk State University
Known fordevelopment of synchrotron radiation theory, Sokolov–Ternov effect
AwardsUSSR State Prize (1976)
Scientific career
FieldsTheoretical physics
Quantum field theory
Elementary particle physics
InstitutionsMoscow State University
Doctoral advisorPiotr Tartakovsky,
Dmitri Ivanenko
Doctoral students

Biography edit

Arseny Sokolov graduated from Tomsk State University (TSU) in 1931. He obtained the degree of Kandidat nauk (Candidat of Science, equivalent to PhD) from TSU under supervision of Piotr Tartakovsky (1934). The degree of Doktor nauk (Doctor of Science) was obtained by him from Leningrad Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute (1942, at that time in evacuation in Kazan).

Then he moved to Moscow State University (MSU), where he held the positions of the dean of the Faculty of Physics (1948–1954) and the head of the Theoretical Physics Department at the Faculty of Physics (1966–1982). He was a member of the Soviet Communist Party, a dean and secretary of bureau of the Communist Party of the Physics Department of the Moscow State University.

Research edit

Sokolov's research areas were quantum field theory and elementary particle physics.

  • Together with Dmitri Ivanenko he worked on the development of synchrotron radiation theory. His collaboration with Dmitry Ivanenko continued for almost 50 years.
  • Together with Igor Ternov he discovered new quantum effects in microscopic particle motion such as Quantum Fluctuations of Electron Trajectories in Accelerators[1] and the Effect of Radiative Polarization of Electrons and Positrons in a Magnetic Field[2][3] known as the Sokolov–Ternov effect.

Selected publications edit

Books edit

  • A. A. Sokolov, I. M. Ternov, Synchrotron Radiation, Elsevier, 1969. ISBN 0-08-012945-5.
  • A. A. Sokolov, I. M. Ternov, Synchrotron Radiation from Relativistic Electrons (edited by C. W. Kilmister), American Inst. of Physics, New York, 1986. ISBN 0-88318-507-5.
  • A. A. Sokolov, I. M. Ternov, and V. Ch. Zhukovskii, Quantum Mechanics, Imported Pubn., 1986. ISBN 0-8285-2967-1.
  • A. A. Sokolov, I. M. Ternov, and V. Ch. Zhukovskii, A. V. Borisov, Quantum Electrodynamics, Mir Publishing Moscow, 1988 ISBN 5-03-000790-3

Papers edit

  1. ^ A. A. Sokolov and I. M. Ternov (1953). Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz. 25: 698. {{cite journal}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ Sokolov, A. A.; I. M. Ternov (1963). О поляризационных и спиновых эффектах в теории синхротронного излучения [Polarization and spin effects in the theory of synchrotron radiation]. Doklady Akademii Nauk SSSR (in Russian). 153 (5): 1052–1053.
  3. ^ A. A. Sokolov and I. M. Ternov (1964). "On Polarization and Spin Effects in Synchrotron Radiation Theory". Sov. Phys. Dokl. 8: 1203. Bibcode:1964SPhD....8.1203S.

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