Starting from Landau's theory of second-order phase transition, Vitaly Ginzburg develops, along with Lev Landau, the Ginzburg-Landau theory. They put forward a new mathematical theory that describes superconductivity, in which the reduction and disappearance of electrical resistance temperatures drop toward absolute zero, and indicate that superconductivity and magnetism can only co-exist within very narrow parameters.
Thanks to Evgeni Bakhmet'ev, a professor of a technical institute, Vitaly Ginzburg starts working as a laboratory assistant in the Bakhmet'ev's X-ray laboratory. Key figures in the laboratory are Veniamin Tsukerman and Lev Al'tshuler. The atmosphere in the laboratory and the reading of the book by O.D. Khvol'son The Physics of Our Days convince Ginzburg to become a physicist.
Vitaly Ginzburg receives the Nobel prize in Physics with Alexei Abrikosov and Anthony Leggett "for pioneering contributions to the theory of superconductors and superfluids".
Vitaly Ginzburg writes and defends his doctor's dissertation in 1942.
Vitaly Ginzburg enters school No. 57 belonging to the Sokol'niki district department of education. This is a former French grammar school.
Vitaly Ginzburg defends his Ph.D. thesis in 1940.
Vitaly Ginzburg founds and heads the Academic Department of Physics and Astrophysics Problems at Moscow Technical Institute of Physics.
Vitaly Ginzburg joins the P. N. Lebedev Physical Institute of the Soviet Academy of Sciences, which, after the Soviet Union enters World War II, is moved to the city of Kazan in central Russia.
Vitaly Ginzburg is part of the team that develops the Soviet Union's hydrogen bomb. Under the leadership of physicist Igor Tamm, he works with colleagues A. Sakharov and Y. Romanov, at the “Installation” (Arzamas-16, later secret city of Sarov. Ginzburgs's key contribution is to suggest using lithium-6 as a nuclear fuel. In 1951, Ginzburg is removed from the H-bomb team for unclear reasons, but undoubtedly due to his Jewish background and the fact that his wife is a former political prisoner.
Vitaly Ginzburg dies in Moscow from cardiac arrest at the age of 93
To enter the University it is require to have finished the complete high school course. Ginzburg manages to do in three months the program of three school years. He regrets his lack of automatism in elementary mathematics and in the orthography due to this accelerate learning. Ginzburg in 1933 enters the external department of the Moscow State University (MGU). In 1934, he is transferred to the internal department.
Vitaly Ginzburg is born in Moscow only child of Lazar' Efimovich Ginzburg, an engineer engaged in purification of water, and Avgusta Veniaminovna Vil'dauer-Ginzburg, a physician. His parents die when he is very young. He enters school only at the age of 11 (entering directly the 4th form).
Vitaly Ginzburg moves in Kazan along with P. N. Lebedev Physical Institute.
Vitaly Ginzburg is appointed Visiting Professor at radiophysical department of Gorky Ural State University.