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Russia’s comments on plagiarism and their possible uses

February 26, 2014
  1. Luzin Affair 1936. http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/Extras/Luzin.html  Enhance the pressure from their leverage on Dirac and protect the Max Born spy ring. “(iii) claiming his pupils’ results as his own (in particular, those of Suslin and Novikov)” Novikov’s son is at UMD and also comments on priority and plagiarism writings of Logunov, see below.
  2. Kapitsa 1937 obit Rutherford.   Same.  See Collected Papers volume 3, page 20, 22, 73.  http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v140/n3555/pdf/1401047a0.pdf “Fairness in acknowledging the originality of the work and ideas of his pupils kept a very healthy spirit in the laboratory” p 20.  Page 34: “When any of his disciples manifested even the slightest lack of conscience in anything — be it an incorrect representation of their results or by not quoting the source of their ideas and so by attempting to represent their work as an original whereas in fact the idea of the work was taken from elsewhere,–Rutherford lost interest in such men.” “Rutherford himself was extremely accurate in giving credit where credit was due.  When any of his disciples carried out their work on their own ideas, he noted in particular that the work was performed on the idea of the disciplie.”  Heisenberg likely sent the Born Jordan preprint to Fowler, son in law of Rutherford, who gave it to Dirac to copy in 1925.  In 1926, Rutherford as President of the Royal Society made Niels Bohr and Arnold Sommerfeld Fellows of the Royal Society.  Kapitza likely told him what happened and suggested this.  The Rockefeller Foundation sent a man round to fund the Germans and Danes in physics and this was a signal to Rockefeller Foundation to give their money to these men.  Born wrote to Bohr to give Jordan a Rockefeller stipend to work at the Bohr Institute in 1926.
  3. Kapitsa letter to Bohr in 1944 asking him to come to Moscow did not mention it explicitly but he knew about it. Same with 1946 Terletsky Meeting.
  4. Fock Letter 1947. “A Note on the paper Second Quantization and Representation Theory”. “In a recent number of this journal, Dr. Corson published a paper with the above title. On examination this paper bears a close resemblance to a paper of mine entitled Konfigurationsraum und Zweite Quantelung which was published in 1932.” “Without exception all of the results found by Dr. Corson are contained in my paper. There is a close parallelism not only between the formulas but the texts of the two papers.”  http://journals.aps.org/pr/abstract/10.1103/PhysRev.72.737  Maintain discipline in their spy ring, get Nobel Prize nominations for Vladimir Fock, and confuse issues.  [Similar remarks could be made in part about the Paul Samuelson 1969 paper and Hakansson’s 1966 thesis at MIT since 1966 and the thesis of Stanley Fischer at MIT in 1969.] Corson Reply: “The author (Corson) sincerely hopes that his work far from detracting from the credit which is due Fock, will rather serve to direct attention to the very important contribution Fock has made in this field.”  Corson may have been acting for Russia with just this intention.  See here.
  5. Tamm 60th birthday 1955.  Veiled remarks and refusal to cite Dancoff as an implied message to Americans.  Also meant to get Nobel Prize nominations for Tamm.  Tamm got the Nobel Prize in 1958.
  6. Vladimirov in his book on several complex variables in 1960s calls it Bogolyubov Edge of the Wedge Theorem.  English translation 1966.  Vladimirov and Boygolyubov were both heads of the Steklov Institute of Math.
  7. Another talk by Kapitsa in the 1960s. Vol III page 225 Collected Papers.  Proc Roy Soc A 1966 September 20, 1966 294 1437 123-137;  Page 232 collected papers: “Rutherford was very particular to give credit for the exact authorship of any idea. He always did this in his lectures as well as in his published work. If anybody in the laboratory forgot to mention the author of the idea Rutherford always corrected him.” This was meant to push Kapitsa’s own nominations for the Nobel Prize which worked. He got it in 1978.  This was linked to the Kantorovich econ prize in 1975.  Pressure on MIT in physics and econ were linked in effect.
  8. Vainshtein 1970 that Leontief was not first on input output but Soviets were. English translation in  Matekon c. 1970.  This was to help get nominations for Kantorovich to win the Nobel Prize in economics.  Martin Weitzman of MIT (now Harvard) was part of Matekon and would see this and pass it on presumably.
  9. Two conferences in Poland in 1970s before the 1975 Nobel Prize for Kantorovich had attendants from the West and Russia who were involved.  Martin Weitzmann of Harvard was at one.  Eugene Dynkin from Russia now at Cornell was at one.  Valery Makarov was at one. Makarov was head of Central Economics Mathematical Institute (CEMI) and later the New Economic School Moscow.
  10. Sudoplatov book Special Tasks 1994 was not about plagiarism but it was meant to provoke the physics professors into a huge response to frighten the econ profs, Larry Summers and Stanley Fischer, to give IMF loans to Russia.
  11. Albert Shiryaev  Essentials of Stochastic Finance book in 1999 contained sly references.
  12. Putin offers Stanley Fischer a job to imply he had seen his file and that Fischer might need to leave the West. http://www.globalpolicy.org/component/content/article/209/42971.html
  13. A. A. Logunov 2004. On the Hilbert Einstein priority contest. Logunov was a coauthor with Bogolyubov. http://arxiv.org/abs/physics/0405075
  14. Sergei Novikov made critical remarks Logunov and possibly the Logunov paper on Einstein Hilbert and the current version of the Logunov paper may be revised? http://www.ipst.umd.edu/researchandfaculty/novikov.php Sergei Novikov is the son of the Novikov mentioned in the Luzin affair. He has a joint appointment at Univ of Maryland and also as head of a department at the Steklov Institute in Russia.  http://www.mi.ras.ru/~snovikov/ The same institute awarded Jonathan Hay a Ph.D. in math in 2003 while he was, a codefendant in US v Harvard, Shleifer and Hay. Stanislav Ivanovich Pohozaev  was adviser.
  15. Dec 2005. Russia and later China post a document that can be used to show misconduct by Darrell Duffie of Stanford.  This links to the earlier 1969 events at MIT.  Darrell duffie “dynamic asset pricing theory” “provisional manuscript”
  16. A.A. Logunov 2006.  Poincare and Relativity.  Tends to emphasize Poincare getting credit. “It is also shown that the special theory of relativity has been created not by A. Einstein only but even to a greater extent by H. Poincare.” http://arxiv.org/abs/physics/0408077  http://arxiv.org/pdf/physics/0408077.pdf
  17. Todorov another co-author with Bogolyubov.  On the  Bohr Heisenberg Copenhagen meeting.  Heisenberg and Bohr may have discussed Max Born being a Communist and Oppenheimer a Communist. This is not in the paper, but this may be another subtle pressure act.  http://arxiv.org/abs/physics/0503235
  18. In July 2008, Oehme gave his version of his discovery of Edge of the Wedge in Wiki.  In September 2008 a former Sec of Air Force and nuclear weapons physicist Thomas C Reed in Physics Today cited this blog on Russia’s use of plagiarism to get atomic secrets. In December 2008, Tamtamar rewrote the Wiki page on Edge of the Wedge to give credit to Bogolyubov in the manner of Vladimirov.  http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Edge-of-the-wedge_theorem&action=history http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Edge-of-the-wedge_theorem&oldid=259002199
  19. Igor Fedyukin investigation starting 2013 in Russia of wide spread plagiarism. http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2013/03/alumnus-to-lead-plagiarism-probe  Abandoned in 2014 from pressure.  http://themoscownews.com/politics/20130528/191554946/Deputy-Education-Minister-quits-amid-political-tensions.html
    http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/dismissals-at-education-ministry-amid-increasing-criticism/480658.html

The above are speculation and hypotheses.  Please restate as questions.  All other disclaimers apply.

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Edward M Corson Agent Provocateur Russia Kompromat

February 3, 2014

Edward M Corson may have been acting as an agent provocateur when he plagiarized Vladimir Fock in 1946.  Corson appears likely to have been a Russian agent and part of the Max Born Spy Ring.

(Some sort of html error resulted in a strange appearance of the web page. A lot of html and some text was taken out to remove whatever was causing this.)

Edward Corson site:fbi.gov

The FBI investigated Edward Corson, his father and brother for communism.

http://prola.aps.org/abstract/PR/v72/i8/p737_1

Fock Corson Letter in Physical Review

Received 10 April 1947; published in the issue dated October 1947

A Note on the Paper “Second Quantization and Representation Theory”

Fock doesn’t use word plagiarism but basically conveys that. The letter was written by the KGB/GRU and possibly approved by Stalin.

Fock Letter 1947. “A Note on the paper Second Quantization and Representation Theory”. “In a recent number of this journal, Dr. Corson published a paper with the above title. On examination this paper bears a close resemblance to a paper of mine entitled Konfigurationsraum und Zweite Quantelung which was published in 1932.” “Without exception all of the results found by Dr. Corson are contained in my paper. There is a close parallelism not only between the formulas but the texts of the two papers.”

http://journals.aps.org/pr/abstract/10.1103/PhysRev.72.737

Corson Reply: “The author (Corson) sincerely hopes that his work far from detracting from the credit which is due Fock, will rather serve to direct attention to the very important contribution Fock has made in this field.”  Corson may have been acting for Russia with just this intention.  Their letters fit hand and glove to this purpose as if written before Corson submitted his paper.

Edward Corson passport revoked

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=49EtAAAAIBAJ&sjid=3EgDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4901%2C2098593

In same paper, it reports Leopold Infeld, a Max Born assistant and coauthor was secretly arranging to go to Poland and had concealed this from the president of University of Toronto.

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=49EtAAAAIBAJ&sjid=3EgDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4029%2C2098869

It appears Infeld lied to the university about his plans and his supervisor covered for him.

Edward M Corson, Klaus Fuchs and Leopold Infeld are all Max Born people, Corson was an undergrad and Max Born later endorsed a Corson book based on the plagiarized Fock material. Fuchs and Infeld were assistants and coauthors.

It appears they were all communist spies. Infeld did escape to Poland and never came back.

Russia may have had Corson plagiarize Fock so that Russia could complain of it. At this time, Russia did not have any Nobel Prize winners in physics, at least still in the Soviet Union. They were hoping to get a Nobel Prize for Vladimir Fock. This would be based on this work as well as Hartree Fock or Hartree Slater Fock type methods.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Nobel_laureates_by_country#Russia

Sidney Dancoff may have plagiarized Igor Tamm in the same way in 1950.

I am not sure if Dancoff had security clearance problems during WWII. However, the following is of interest.

Almost immediately some of Oppenheimer’s students—Philip Morrison, Sydney Dancoff, the newly arrived Joseph Weinberg—went to work designing a bomb.

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2005/sep/22/an-american-tragedy/

Dancoff background

http://archive.is/9Oqz5

Sidney Dancoff, but wanted to know more about his early years in Pittsburgh, and how the son of a Russian immigrant paperhanger could become one of the country’s top theoretical physicists.
Mr. Dancoff, who was 38 when he died in 1951, earned his Ph.D. in 1939 at UC Berkeley under Robert Oppenheimer, later working with him on the Manhattan Project during World War II. Mr. Dancoff was one of the men responsible for designing the atomic bomb, an early prototype of which he and two other Oppenheimer students worked out on a napkin in a Berkeley student union restaurant in 1939.

City directories indicate that Sidney and his two siblings, Laura and Ernest, moved there with their father, Morris Dancoff, in 1928, the year after their mother, Ida Glazer Dancoff, died a few weeks after giving birth to Ernest.

Dancoff likely spoke Russian so he could have read Tamm’s 1945 article, which was in Russian, and
copied it in 1950.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sidney_Dancoff

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Igor_Tamm

If Dancoff was a Russian agent, part of an Oppenheimer student spy ring, then the Russians may have put Dancoff up to copying the Tamm article on what is now called Tamm Dancoff.

Tamm did win the Nobel Prize in 1958. So whether intended or not, the Russians could view the Dancoff duplication as helping Tamm get the Nobel Prize. Thus the Russians would seek to replicate it, i.e. do it on purpose to get Nobel Prizes for Russians.

Edge of the Wedge may fall into that pattern. Reinhard Oehme duplicated in part a result by Bogolyubov presented at a conference but not yet published or recognized. Oehme was from Germany and he and his wife likely had relatives in East Germany. Someone with same name Reinhard Oehme left East Germany in the 1980s.

Perhaps the Russians used leverage over Reinhard Oehme to get him to copy Bogolyubov so that they could get a Nobel Prize for Bogolyubov. That never materialized.

Russia may have been having some person involved in the Samuelson Stanley Fischer duplication of Nils Hakansson play a variant of this. They hoped to use this as pressure to get Nobel Prize nominations for Kantorovich of the USSR to win the Nobel Prize. One of the persons involved in the duplication of Hakansson’s work at MIT in 1969 by Paul Samuelson and Stanley Fischer may have been working for the Russians under this hypothesis. Later duplications may also have involved agent provocateurs. This is another reason for the FBI to investigate these cases.

One scenario is that Stanley Fischer was already working for Israel and Israel studied this history and wanted Fischer to create an incident as part of a deal with Russia. Russia would get the Nobel Prize in econ it wanted in exchange for some favor. Or someone in Israel acting for Russia told Fischer to do it. This is just a hypothetical.

Perhaps someone else involved? Someone who later wrote pro Marxist material? Just a thought.

The above is speculation and hypotheses. Please restate as questions. All other disclaimers apply.

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