George Gamow


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United States physicist (born in Russia) who was a proponent of the big-bang theory and who did research in radioactivity and suggested the triplet code for DNA (1904-1968)

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One contemporary observer remarks that, "These observations suggest that I should be grateful my genes were not designed by George Gamow or Francis Crick.
Unfortunately, George Gamow could not share this honor because he died in 1968 and the by-laws of the Nobel Prize do not permit posthumous awards.
My first choice, "Thirty Years That Shook Physics" by George Gamow, is in 57 users' libraries.
George Gamow, a prominent physicist who led a parallel life as a cartoonist, light versifier, and author of children's books, evidently possessed an impish sense of humor.
Before leaving the United States in 1938, Stromgren was invited by George Gamow to participate in a Washington conference attended by a select group of theoretical physicists and astronomers.
IN 2001, JOHN GRIBBIN PUBLISHED Science: a History, which used an essentially biographical approach to give a vivid and down-to-earth account of the chief figures in the rise of modern science, from Copernicus to George Gamow and Fred Hoyle.
One of them was the wonderful Russian eccentric George Gamow, one of the most creative physicists of the twentieth century.
At George Washington University, he would begin a very productive collaboration with Russian emigre George Gamow in nuclear physics.
He realised that he had little future as a Jew in Hitler's Germany,and in 1934 he was given a Rockefeller Foundation Scholarship which took him to Copenhagen, where he met George Gamow,a Russian patriot.
En la mejor tradicion impuesta por Galileo y continuada en el siglo XX por George Gamow, Richard Feynman y Albert Einstein, es decir, escribir sobre los hallazgos complicados de la ciencia de tal manera que todos los entiendan, Hawking se impuso la tarea de compartir con el publico el pensamiento atrevido de su epoca en cosmologia, fisica de altas energias y astrofisica.
The book chronicles Watson's research, his life among the scientific elite-notably George Gamow, a practical-joking physicist who helped establish the Big Bang theory--and his search to find a life partner.
The book chronicles Watson's research, his life among the scientific elite--notably George Gamow, a practical-joking physicist who helped establish the Big Bang theory--and his search to find a life partner.
Esta descripcion, grosso modo, fue realizada por Ralph Alpher en su tesis doctoral, dirigida por George Gamow, en 1948, epoca en que era inconcebible que alguien desafiase lo dicho por el Genesis, menos todavia que un aspirante a doctor hiciera esas lucubraciones.
By the late 1940s, this idea had been elaborated by George Gamow as the big bang theory.
Even earlier, in 1948, theorists George Gamow, Ralph Alpher, and Robert Herman had calculated that the photon flux left over from the big bang should be about 5 [degrees] K.