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Ivan P. Bazarov
(15 Jan 1916 - 18 Apr 2005)

Russian physicist who was a prominent specialist in the fields of thermodynamics and statistical physics. The university textbook that he wrote, Thermodynamics has been the main guide on the subject for more than 45 years, and was translated into six languages.

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The second law of thermodynamics is, without a doubt, one of the most perfect laws in physics. Any reproducible violation of it, however small, would bring the discoverer great riches as well as a trip to Stockholm. The world’s energy problems would be solved at one stroke… . Not even Maxwell’s laws of electricity or Newton’s law of gravitation are so sacrosanct, for each has measurable corrections coming from quantum effects or general relativity. The law has caught the attention of poets and philosophers and has been called the greatest scientific achievement of the nineteenth century.
— Ivan P. Bazarov
In Thermodynamics (1964). As cited in The Mathematics Devotional: Celebrating the Wisdom and Beauty of Physics (2015), 82.
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