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Sergey Kapitza

Professor Sergey Kapitza works at the Kapitza Institute for Physical Problems (founded by his father, Peter L. Kapitza, a Nobel laureate in physics) at the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow. He is a professor of physics at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. At present he is engaged in global population dynamics studies and is a member of the Club of Rome.

He has been active in the Soviet, Russian and international science circles and is currently vice president of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Russia and president of the Eurasian Physical Society. Professor Kapitza is also the host of a weekly science and society program for Russian television.

Professor Kapitza’s work in applied electrodynamics has led to the development and design of the microtron, a source of electrons, which has become an established accelerator. He has published extensively on matters of science and society.