The presence of this Nobel-winning physicist in Barcelona on 22 April was on the occasion of a highly-deserved tribute. Equipped with a samovar and a never-empty cup of tea, Pitaevskii paid tribute to his former master in a lecture at the Technical University of Catalonia. His teacher was one of the most influential researchers in modern physics: Lev Landau. For half a century, Landau’s school in Moscow was a cradle of equations, principles and theories that would end up garnering more than one Nobel prize. Here's why.
Jordi Montaner | 5 may 2010