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World-known Russian scientist Zhores Alferov taken to hospital

November 14, 2016, 15:24 UTC+3 ST. PETERSBURG

Alferov won the Nobel Prize in 2000

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Zhores Alferov

Zhores Alferov

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ST. PETERSBURG, November 14. /TASS/. The Nobel Prize winner in Physics, head of the Academic University Zhores Alferov was taken to hospital in St. Petersburg with pneumonia. Doctors say his condition is not worrying, TASS was told at the University.

"Correct, he is at hospital," a source said on Monday, adding the doctors had chosen to keep Alferov at hospital due to his age (86).

"He will be watched there by doctors, at hospital, as pneumonia is better treated with drop counters, not injections."

Zhores Alferov won the Nobel Prize in 2000. His discoveries are in the basics of modern radio-technical devices, including cell phones.

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