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George Gamow: World line 1904-1933 (On the ninetieth anniversary of G A Gamov’s birth)

Ioffe Institute, ul. Polytekhnicheskaya 26, St. Petersburg, 194021, Russian Federation

One of his articles written with a co-author Gamov called ’My half-article’. Here his ’half-biography’ is presented. It covers the first very important part of his life, starting from his youth in Odessa, his student years in Petrograd-Leningrad and several of his visits to Germany, Denmark, and England in connection with his scientific work. Special attention is devoted to his first scientific researches (1926-1928) at the Leningrad State University and to his relations with fellow students- M P Bronstein, D D Ivanenko, and L D Landau. His research into α-decay-its genesis and subsequent fate- is analysed. This article is in many respects based on new archive material.

Fulltext is available at IOP
PACS: 01.60.+q
DOI: 10.1070/PU1994v037n08ABEH000039
Citation: Frenkel’ V Ya "George Gamow: World line 1904-1933 (On the ninetieth anniversary of G A Gamov's birth)" Phys. Usp. 37 767–789 (1994)
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Оригинал: Френкель В Я «Георгий Гамов: линия жизни 1904-1933 (К 90-летию со дня рождения Г.А. Гамова)» УФН 164 845–866 (1994); DOI: 10.3367/UFNr.0164.199408c.0845

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