|About the Book|
This book presents a collection of essays and remembrances of the late Soviet physicist Gersh Itskovich Budker. The book was originally published in Russia in 1988 as a memorial on the occasion of Budkers 70th birthday and translated/edited by the editors. Budker was the founder and first director of the Institute of Nuclear Physics in Novosibirsk, a division of the Soviet Siberian Academy. He is primarily known for his work in high energy physics, controlled fusion and accelerator and beam physics. Two articles are included by Budker himself, and other contributors include Kapitsza, Landau, Sakharov and other eminent Soviet and American physicists. The book is illustrated with photographs, and should be of interest to high energy physicists, plasma physicists and historians of physics.