Soviet physicistDied when: 81 years 242 days (979 months)
Star Sign: Scorpio
Ilya Mikhailovich Frank (Russian: Илья́ Миха́йлович Франк) (23 October 1908 – 22 June 1990) was a Soviet winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1958 jointly with Pavel Alekseyevich Cherenkov and Igor Y.
Tamm, also of the Soviet Union.He received the award for his work in explaining the phenomenon of Cherenkov radiation.
He received the Stalin prize in 1946 and 1953 and the USSR state prize in 1971.