Yuri Lazurkin

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Yuri Semenovich Lazurkin
Born 1916
Died August 5, 2009
Nationality Russia
Known for founder of DNA physics
Scientific career
Fields Polymer physics, DNA physics
Institutions Leningrad Physico-Technical Institute
I. V. Kurchatov Institute of Atomic Energy
Russian Academy of Sciences
Doctoral advisor Anatolii Petrovich Aleksandrov
Doctoral students Edward Trifonov

Yuri Semenovich Lazurkin was a Russian physicist and a founder of a new discipline DNA physics.[1]

Scientific career[edit]

Lazurkin started his career[1] in a novel field polymer physics. During World War II, he was in the Navy and worked on demagnetizing of ships.

After the war, he returned to polymer physics.[2] One of the phenomenons that his laboratory studied and greatly contributed to its understanding, was DNA melting.



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