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Gamow in America: 1934-1968 (On the ninetieth anniversary of G A Gamov’s birth)


Lomonosov Moscow State University, Shternberg State Astronomical Institute, Universitetskii prosp. 13, Moscow, 119889, Russian Federation

In the years 1934-1968, when he worked in the USA, Gamow developed the Big Bang theory and suggested an idea deciphering the genetic code. These were his main scientific achievements in the period in question. He also tackled the problem of nuclear sources of stellar energy. From 1948 he participated in the construction of the American hydrogen bomb. He wrote over twenty science and popular science books.

Text can be downloaded in Russian. English translation is available on IOP Science.
PACS: 01.60.+q
DOI: 10.1070/PU1994v037n08ABEH000040
URL: https://ufn.ru/en/articles/1994/8/d/
Citation: Chernin A D "Gamow in America: 1934-1968 (On the ninetieth anniversary of G A Gamov's birth)" Phys. Usp. 37 791–801 (1994)
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: Chernin A D «How Gamow calculated the temperature of the background radiation or a few words about the fine art of theoretical physics» 37 813–820 (1994); DOI: 10.1070/PU1994v037n08ABEH000041

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