Tricentenary of Mikhail Lomonosov

In November 2011, we are celebrating 300 years since the birth of MIKHAIL LOMONOSOV (1711-1765), Russia’s first modern scientist and founder of the Moscow State University (1755), “one of the most far-sighted, polymathic and colourful scientists who ever lived” (according to science historian Professor Robert Crease).

Here is a brilliant short article on Mikhail Lomonosov (in English), published by Physics World:,
where the author sketches a few colourful episodes of the scientist’s life, draws an impressive list of his pursuits and achievements, and wonders why Lomonosov remains strangely unknown in the West…

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