#66306 Overall Influence

George Volkoff

Canadian physicist

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George Michael Volkoff, was a Russian-Canadian physicist and academic who helped, with J. Robert Oppenheimer, predict the existence of neutron stars before they were discovered.Early life He was born in Moscow. His father was a Russian engineer who emigrated to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 1924. Unable to find work, his father moved the family to Harbin, Manchuria in 1927. His mother died soon after moving to Harbin. In 1936, Volkoff's father returned to Russia but was exiled to the arctic camps as part of the Great Purge where he would die.

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University of California, Berkeley

Public research university in Berkeley, California, United States

University of British Columbia

Public research university in British Columbia, Canada

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#1566 World Rank
Physics