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The plaque commemorates Aleksandr Prokhorov, the outstanding Russian scientist and Nobel Laureate in physics who was born at Butchers Creek on 11th July 1916. The plaque was unveiled to mark the 90th anniversary of his birth. 

Aleksandr attended Butchers Creek State School from 1922 to 1923. The Prohorov family returned to Russia in 1923 where Aleksandr continued his studies graduating with distinction from Leningrad University in 1939. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for physics in 1964 thus being the first Queensland born scientist to be so honoured. The AM Prokhorov General Physics Institute in Moscow was named in his honour.


Address:Topaz & Gadaloff Roads, Butchers Creek State School, Butchers Creek, 4885
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -17.361139
Long: 145.692045
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Designer:Eacham Historical Society


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:July-2006
Source: MA
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