Nikolai Basov

 

 

Age: 78

 

Summary: physicist who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1964 for "fundamental work in the field of quantum electronics, which has led to the construction of oscillators and amplifiers based on the maser-laser principle", and who was an outspoken opponent of nuclear weapons.

 

 

Cause of Death: Natural causes

 

Born: December 14, 1922

 

Died: July 1, 2001

 

Location: Moscow, Russia