Lev Artsimovich

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Lev Andreevich Artsimovich (25 February 1909March 1, 1973) was a Russian physicist, who worked on the field of nuclear fusion and plasma physics.

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  • There can be no doubt that our descendants will learn to exploit the energy of fusion for peaceful purposes even before its use becomes necessary for the preservation of human civilization.
    • as quoted by E.E. Kintner at the Artsimovich Memorial Session of the Seventh International Conference on Plasma Physics and Controlled Nuclear Fusion Research, Conference proceedings, Volume 1, Nuclear fusion. International Atomic Energy Agency. 1978. 
  • Our relationships as experimentalists with theoretical physicists should be like those with a beautiful woman – we should accept with gratitude any favours she offers, but we should not expect too much nor believe all that is said.
    • as quoted by E.E. Kintner at the Artsimovich Memorial Session of the Seventh International Conference on Plasma Physics and Controlled Nuclear Fusion Research
  • Science is a way to pursue one's sense of inquiry at the expense of the State.
    • as quoted by E.E. Kintner at the Artsimovich Memorial Session of the Seventh International Conference on Plasma Physics and Controlled Nuclear Fusion Research

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