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The science concerned with the production and effects of very low temperatures, particularly temperatures around that of liquid helium (< 4.25 K).
[cryo- + G. -gen, producing]
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The availability of Henry's high magnetic field facility, liquid helium and ultralow temperature facility and instrumentation, and an interacting group of scientists, made the cryogenic group at NRL one of the strongest low temperature physics groups in the world.
Drinfeld, 36, of the Institute for Low Temperature Physics and Engineering in Kharkov, USSR, has contributed significantly to the fields of algebraic geometry and number theory, proving several fundamental conjectures in number theory and introducing a number of concepts useful in other fields.
A solid-state physicist by training, his research experience at Westinghouse and as a faculty member at Carnegie Mellon University was primarily in semiconductors, magnetism and low temperature physics.

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