Sergei Alexandrovich Zhevakin

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Sergei Alexandrovich Zhevakin
Born April 11, 1916
Moscow Imperial Russia
Died February 21, 2001
Citizenship USSR
Nationality Russian
Fields Astronomy
Institutions Radio Physics Institute, Gorky
Alma mater State University of Gorky
Known for pulsation mechanism for variable stars

Sergei Alexandrovich Zhevakin(Russian: Серге́й Александрович Жевакин) (April 11, 1916 – February 21, 2001) was a Russian astronomer.

Zhevakin is credited for identifying ionized helium as the valve for the heat engine that drives the pulsation of Cepheid variable stars.[1][2][3][4]


  1. ^ Zhevakin, S. A., "К Теории Цефеид. I", Астрономический журнал, 30 161–179 (1953)
  2. ^ Zhevakin, S. A., "К Теории Звездной Переменности. II", Астрономический журнал, 31 141–153 (1954)
  3. ^ Zhevakin, S. A., "К Теории Звездной Переменности. III", Астрономический журнал, 31 335–357 (1954)
  4. ^ Zhevakin, S. A., "Physical Basis of the Pulsation Theory of Variable Stars", Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics, v.1, p.367–400 (1963)

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