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George Volkoff (1914-2000) was a Russian-Canadian physicist. 

He was one of J. Robert Oppenheimer’s first Ph.D. students at the University of California, Berkeley. Together, the two men wrote a paper that pioneered the world’s understanding of neutron stars for the next several decades. 

During the war Volkoff, a naturalized Canadian citizen, was recruited to work on that country’s heavy water project at the Montreal Laboratory. Following its conclusion he remained in Canada as a professor at the University of British Columbia.
George Volkoff's Timeline
1914 Feb 23rd Born in Moscow, Russia.
1940 Received a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.
19431945 Worked on the Manhattan Project at the Montreal Laboratory.
2000 Apr 24th Died in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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