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Correspondence between G A Gamow and P L Kapitza

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

The letters exchanged between Peter Kapitza and George Gamow are published here for the first time. The correspondence throws light on the active support accorded by Kapitza to his Russian colleagues and on his work as the coeditor of a prestigious series of physics monographs published by Clarendon Press, Oxford. Gamow comes over in his letters, relating to one of the most interesting periods of his creative activity (1929-1934), in full blaze of his personality.

PACS: 01.60.+q
DOI: 10.1070/PU1994v037n08ABEH001434
Citation: Frenkel’ V Ya "Correspondence between G A Gamow and P L Kapitza" Phys. Usp. 37 803–811 (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

G.A. Gamov is author of Physics-Uspekhi

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