Sergei Kapitsa was awarded the medal for science popularization

Sergei Kapitsa was awarded the medal for science popularizationAcademician Sergey Kapitsa, author and longtime host of the television show "unbelievable", was awarded the gold medal of the Russian Academy of Sciences for outstanding achievements in the field of popularization of scientific knowledge. About it on February 21, RIA Novosti reported.The ceremony was held Tuesday in the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Professor Kapitsa was the first recipient of this award. Previously, he was awarded the order "For merits before Fatherland" and "Order of honor", as well as the USSR State prize and the award "TEFI".Medal for the promotion of science was established in November 2011 and is awarded every five years on behalf of the Russian Academy of Sciences Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Winners are determined by the results of competition. Together with Sergey Kapitsa on the award claimed academician Eduard Kruglyakov is an experimental physicist and the head of the Commission of the Russian Academy of Sciences to combat pseudoscience.The decision to award Kapitza was passed unanimously.Sergey Kapitsa, the son of Nobel prize-winning physicist Pyotr Kapitsa, was born W year in Cambridge (UK). Since 1935, lives in Moscow since 1949, is engaged in research, working in various physical institutions. In 1973 he published the book "Life science", which in the same year appeared the transfer of "unbelievable". Source: Sergei Kapitsa was awarded the medal for science popularization.



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