Gleb Wataghin

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Gleb Wataghin
Глеб Васильевич Ватагин
Gleb Wataghin in the 1970s
Глеб Васильевич Ватагин

(1899-11-03)November 3, 1899
DiedOctober 10, 1986(1986-10-10) (aged 86)
Alma materUniversity of Turin
Scientific career
Doctoral studentsGian Carlo Wick
Sergio Fubini

Gleb Vassielievich Wataghin (November 3, 1899 in Birzula, Russian Empire – October 10, 1986 in Turin, Italy) was a Ukrainian-Italian theoretical and experimental physicist and a great scientific leader who gave a great impulse to the teaching and research on physics in two continents: in the University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil; and in the University of Turin, Turin, Italy.

Wataghin was hired in 1934 to found with other European physicists the Department of Physics of the recently founded University of São Paulo. There, he was the tutor of a group of young physicists, such as César Lattes, Oscar Sala, Mário Schenberg, Roberto Salmeron, Marcelo Damy de Souza Santos and Jayme Tiomno. The Institute of Physics of the State University of Campinas, in Campinas, Brazil, was named in his honour, as well as a prize in Physics. In 1955, he received an honorary doctorate from the University of São Paulo.[1]

He was awarded the Feltrinelli Prize in 1951 and was national member of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, from 1960.[2]

Selected bibliography[edit]

  • Wataghin, Gleb (1948-01-01). "On the Formation of Chemical Elements Inside the Stars". Physical Review. 73 (1). American Physical Society (APS): 79. Bibcode:1948PhRv...73...79W. doi:10.1103/physrev.73.79. ISSN 0031-899X.
  • Wataghin, Gleb (1943-02-01). "Thermal Equilibrium Between Elementary Particles". Physical Review. 63 (3–4). American Physical Society (APS): 137. Bibcode:1943PhRv...63..137W. doi:10.1103/physrev.63.137. ISSN 0031-899X.


  1. ^ "Doutores Honoris Causa pela USP - Décadas de 40 e 50 do séc. XX" (PDF). (in Portuguese). University of São Paulo. Retrieved 2019-04-26.
  2. ^ "Wataghin, Gleb". Treccani (in Italian). Retrieved 2019-04-26.

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