Cherenkov, Pavel Alekseyevich

Cherenkov, Pavel Alekseyevich pä´vĭl əlyĭksyā´yəvĭch chərĕng´kəf [key], 1904–90, Soviet physicist. He shared with the Soviet physicists I. M. Frank and I. Y. Tamm the 1958 Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery (1934) of Cherenkov radiation . His research opened the way to new studies of high-energy subatomic particles and of cosmic rays.

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