PriMera Scientific Surgical Research and Practice (ISSN: 2836-0028)


Volume 1 Issue 5

The Great Russian Tandem

Victor V Apollonov*

April 18, 2023


I had the great fortune to study and work closely with outstanding Russian physicists Alexander Mikhailovich Prokhorov and Nikolai Gennadievich Basov. I have never ceased to be amazed at the manifestations of their genius, each time discovering new facets of the teachers' many talents.

     What is the first thing that comes to mind when they are no longer with us for more than 20 years and the acute emotions of parting have long since subsided? An incredibly developed sense of intuition, an amazingly quick ability to find the right solutions, a keen sense of the new, fundamentally important for the leap into the future, humanity. But a sense of the cutting edge of science, of the trends of its development, were perhaps central to the character of these phenomenal scientists. My task in this article is to add my colors to complement the images of these great scientists and citizens of Russia - Alexander Mikhailovich Prokhorov and Nikolai Gennadievich Basov [1, 2].