Cambridge 2000: Huntingdon Road: Kapitza House, 173
Kapitza was a talented Russian physicist who worked in Cambridge
for thirteen years.
On a trip back to the Soviet Union in 1934
the government there decided not to let him return.
Over the years
he protected many physicists, such as Landau, from
death at the hands of that government and was in some
ways lucky himself not to be killed, although he was
under house arrest for many years.
Kapitza was eventually allowed to visit Cambridge again
The house is odd looking, with different colours of brick
layers, and a door frame which is unusual.
It was double glazed from the beginning, unusual for that time.
Kapitza allowed the house to be used by the
Soviet Academy of Sciences
for visiting scientists, and it still is being used for
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