Doklad ob organizatsii nauchnoi raboty v institute fizicheskikh problem Akademii nauk SSSR // Vestnik Akademii Nauk SSSR [i.e. Report on the Organization of Scientific Work in Institute for Physical Problems of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR // Herald of the Academy of the Sciences of the USSR].
Moscow: izd-vo Akademii nauk SSSR, 1943. Item #133
Issue #6. 24 pp. 25,2х16,8 сm. In original wrappers. Soiling and rubbings of covers, tear of the spine and p.19. Otherwise good copy.
Inscribed on the front cover by Kapitsa: «Tov[arishch] Zverev look on p.13 about Narkomfin. P. Kapitsa»;. Markings in text by Kapitsa.
This report was read by Kapitsa on 18th of May 1943. The inscription was probably addressed to Arsenii Zverev (1900-1969), Soviet finance minister since 1938 to 1960. In 1942 he was commissioned to supervise issuance of radium and platinum to start work in the nuclear industry. Kapitsa referred to p. 13 because that fragment he dedicated to Ministry of Finance and criticized its financing of the Institute (which he founded in 1943). Pyotr Leonidovich Kapitsa (Peter Kapitza; 1894-1984), outstanding Soviet physicist. In 1978 he won the Nobel Prize in Physics «for his basic inventions and discoveries in the area of low-temperature physics»; and was also cited for his long term role as a leader in the development of this area.