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039 Bao, M. X. 127 Bao, Y. 193 Bao, Z. Y. 131 Bapna, V. S. 053 Baptista, J. P. 387 Baptista, R. 326 Bar-Matthews, M. 078 Bar-Nun, A. 024 Barber Bar-Nun, A. 043 Bar-Shalom, A. 107 Barabanov, L R. 191 Barabash, A. S. 117 Barabash, S. 121 Barabash, S. V. 187 Barabash, S. W. 018 Baraffe, I. 047 Baragiola, R. 050 Baragiola, R. A. 022 Barakat, N. 087 Barakat, R. 011 Baram, A. 062 Baran, B. W. 216 Baran, 0. S. 038 Baranets, N. V. 055 Barani, C. 019 Baranne, A. 107 Barannikov, A. A. 011 Baranov, A. A. 002 Baranov, A.
142 . 146 Bardin, B. S. 025 Bardin, D. 092 Bardoloi, I. 036 Barducci, A. 064 Bardwell, C. M. 022 Barenbaum, A. A. 076 Barenblatt, G. I. 037 Barenghi, C. F. 245 Bareyre, P. 023 Barfknecht, A. T. 097 Bargatze, L. F. 001 Barge, P. 001 Barger, A. 027 Barger, A. J. 028 Barger, V. 074 Bargfried, K. 012 Barghouty, A. F. , G. 022 Barhorst, L. 005 Barhoumi, S. 054 Bari, G. 011 Baribaud, T. 078 Baring, M. G . 110 Barinov, I. F. 101 Barish, B. 032 Barish, B. C. 144054 Barkat, Z. 073 Barker, C. W. 081 Barker, D.
044 Babu, V. C. 168 Babul, A. 200 Babushkina, 0. P. 016 Babushkina, S. V. 009 Bacchus, P. 010 Bacci, C. 034 Bacelar, J. C. 155 Bach, B. 052 . 017 Bach, J. 076 Bach, R. tt0 Bachareva, M. F. 053 Dachas, C. 076 Bachelot, A. 033 Bachet, G. 013 Bachiller, R. 065 52. 009 . 040 Baessgen Bachiller, R. 079 Bachmaier, G. A. 172 Bachman, C. H. 026 Bachmann, G. 257 Bachmann, K. T. 173 Bachmann, M. 037 Bachor, E. -A. 112 Bachurin, A. F. 048 Baciak, M. G. 052 Back, C. A. 047 Backe, H. 196 Backer, D. C. 042 Backes, F.