Definition of Cherenkov, Pavel in English:

Cherenkov, Pavel

(also Cerenkov)

proper noun

  • (1904–90), Soviet physicist; full name Pavel Alekseevich Cherenkov. He investigated the effects of high-energy particles and shared the 1958 Nobel Prize for Physics for discovering the cause of blue light (now called Cerenkov radiation) emitted by radioactive substances underwater.


Cherenkov, Pavel