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Russia: Nobel Prize winning physicist Zhores Alferov dies aged 88 *ARCHIVE*02:27

Russia: Nobel Prize winning physicist Zhores Alferov dies aged 88 *ARCHIVE*

Russian Federation, Moscdow
March 2, 2019 at 10:30 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian scientist Zhores Alferov passed away at the age of 88 in Moscow on Saturday.

Archive footage shows videos of events that the late Alferov participated in throughout his life.

Soviet and Russian physicist and academic Alferov was born in 1930 in Vitebsk, Belarus. He significantly contributed to the creation of modern heterostructure physics and electronics.

He won the 2000 Nobel Prize in Physics. Alferov was the only Nobel Prize winner in modern Russian history. He was also the recipient of numerous state and scientific awards and honours.

“I think that today our country has no more important task than the revival of the high-tech industry. This is both, a task for the country and an extremely important task for science,” Alferov said in one of his interviews.

Alferov was elected to the Russian parliament's lower house a total of six times. This fact made him one of the longest-serving Russian lawmakers.

Russia: Nobel Prize winning physicist Zhores Alferov dies aged 88 *ARCHIVE*02:27
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Russian scientist Zhores Alferov passed away at the age of 88 in Moscow on Saturday.

Archive footage shows videos of events that the late Alferov participated in throughout his life.

Soviet and Russian physicist and academic Alferov was born in 1930 in Vitebsk, Belarus. He significantly contributed to the creation of modern heterostructure physics and electronics.

He won the 2000 Nobel Prize in Physics. Alferov was the only Nobel Prize winner in modern Russian history. He was also the recipient of numerous state and scientific awards and honours.

“I think that today our country has no more important task than the revival of the high-tech industry. This is both, a task for the country and an extremely important task for science,” Alferov said in one of his interviews.

Alferov was elected to the Russian parliament's lower house a total of six times. This fact made him one of the longest-serving Russian lawmakers.