Lev Artsimovich

Lev Andreevich Artsimovich is a physicist, a member of the USSR Academy of Sciences, and 1958 recipient of Lenin Prize. In 1944, he worked on the Soviet atomic bomb project, and later headed the Soviet fusion power program since. He is known as “the father of the Tokamak,” and has been vice-chairman of the Soviet Pugwash Committee since 1963.