Russian geographer Andrey Kapitsa dies aged 80
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Kapitsa was born to Physics England in 1931. He graduated from the 's Faculty of Geography in 1953, and took part in the first of his four expeditions to the South Pole two years later. In 1967, he led the on a two year expedition through eastern Africa.laureate in ,
Along with other scientists, Kapitsa is credited with the discovery of Lake Vostok in eastern Antarctica. Lake Vostok, named after the, lies four kilometres below the ice and is around 15.5 thousand km². It is believed that the lake is home to ancient organisms, which have evolved over time.
Kapitsa's body will lie in state on August 4 in the foyer of the Moscow State University’s Community Centre.
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