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Arkady Migdal

Arkady Beynusovich (Benediktovich) Migdal (Russian: Арка́дий Бе́йнусович (Бенеди́ктович) Мигда́л; Lida, Russian Empire, 11 March 1911 - Princeton, USA, 9 February 1991) was a Soviet physicist and member of the USSR Academy of Sciences. He developed the formula that accounts for the Landau–Pomeranchuk–Migdal effect, a reduction of the bremsstrahlung and pair production cross sections at high energies or high matter densities.[1]

His son, Alexander Arkadyevich Migdal, is also a renowned physicist.


  • Arkadiĭ Beĭnusovich Migdal and Vladimir Pavlovich Kraĭnov (1968). Approximation methods of quantum mechanics. translation from Russian by Irene Verona Schensted. NEO Press. 
  • Migdal, A.B. (1977). Qualitative methods in quantum theory.  


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External links

  • Publication list, Arkady B. Migdal, Landau Institute
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