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Memorial Museum-Study of Academician P. L. Kapitsa description and photo - Russia - Moscow: Moscow. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photos and a map showing the nearest significant objects.
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The memorial museum-office of academician Pyotr Kapitsa was founded in 1985 and opened three months after the decision was made by the Presidium of the USSR Academy of Sciences. In Moscow, it is located on Kosygin Street, 2, on the territory of the Institute for Physical Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences, which was founded and headed by Pyotr Kapitsa.
The museum was opened on April 8, 1985, the museum opened exactly one year after the death of the outstanding scientist. The founder of the museum was his wife Anna Alekseevna Kapitsa, and the second floor of the house on the territory of the institute, where the academician lived, was allocated for the museum premises. The building was built in the middle of the last century. The atmosphere of Petr Leonidovich's study was completely preserved in it, besides, his wife tried to create a "presence effect" here, as if the academician had just been here and is about to return.
In the collection of the memorial museum there are only a little more than three hundred exhibits. One of the exhibits is a dining table made by the academician himself. On the reverse side of its tabletop, the academician made an inscription dated 1948. At another table, Pyotr Leonidovich was engaged in the repair of watches and had all the necessary tools for this. The museum also presents machines, devices, installations with which the scientist worked, his personal belongings, the archive of his manuscripts and photographs is carefully preserved.
Petr Leonidovich Kapitsa is an outstanding Soviet physicist, Nobel Prize laureate, one of the founders of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. Petr Kapitsa was awarded the Stalin Prize twice, the Star of the Hero of Socialist Labor, was a full member of the Royal Society of London - one of the oldest scientific societies in Great Britain and the world, created in the 17th century. Petr Kapitsa became the first foreigner among its members.
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