George Gamow

George Gamow
Vital Statistics
 Name: Georgiy Antonovich Gamov
 Country of Origin: Ukraine
 Occupations: Cosmologist, Physicist
 Year born: 1904
 Year died: 1968
 Age: 64
 ISNI: 0000 0001 2140 2998
 LCNA: n80028430
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George Gamow (March 4, 1904 – August 19, 1968), born Georgiy Antonovich Gamov, was a Soviet-American theoretical physicist and cosmologist.

He was an early advocate and developer of Lemaître's Big Bang theory. He discovered a theoretical explanation of alpha decay by quantum tunneling, invented the liquid drop model and the first mathematical model of the atomic nucleus, and worked on radioactive decay, star formation, stellar nucleosynthesis and Big Bang nucleosynthesis (which he collectively called nucleocosmogenesis), and molecular genetics.

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Russell Stannard - George Gamow - The New World of Mr Tompkins
Mr. Tompkins is back! The mild-mannered bank clerk with the short attention span and vivid imagination has inspired, charmed, and informed young and old alike since the publication of the hugely successful Mr Tompkins in Paperback (by George Gamow) in...
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George Gamow - Robert Oerter - Mr. Tompkins Gets Serious
Mr. Tompkins Gets Serious: The Essential George Gamow (2005) Pi Press, ISBN 0-13-187291-5. Incorporates material from Matter, Earth & Sky & The Atom & Its Nucleus. Notwithstanding the title, this book is not part of the Mr. Tompkins series.
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The Moon
Isaac Asimov - AThe Moon
It was not until July 1969, three years after publication of Isaac Isamov's book, that Neil Armstrong became the first man to step onto the surface of the moon. Interesting to see the "before and after."

Thema Categories: Age groups: children, Educational: Astronomy
Published in: English
Editions available: 1
My World Line: An Informal Autobiography
George Gamow - My World Line
George Gamow, a theoretical physicist and cosmologist and an early advocate and developer of Lemaître's Big Bang theory. was awarded the Kalinga Prize by UNESCO for his popularization of science.

Thema Categories: Autobiography: general
Published in: English
Editions available: 1
Mr. Tompkins Inside Himself: Adventures in the New Biology
George Gamow - Mr. Tompkins Inside Himself
This time, in the Mr. Tompkins series, the team of Gamow and Ycas explain aspects of physiology and genetics, with wacky, entertaining drawings by George Gamow. The likeable science-loving bank teller reads and finds himself drifting of into his subject...

Published in: English
Editions available: 1
Thirty Years That Shook Physics: The Story of Quantum Theory
George Gamow - Thirty Years That Shook Physics
"Dr. Gamow, physicist and gifted writer, has sketched an intriguing portrait of the scientists and clashing ideas that made the quantum revolution." — Christian Science Monitor In 1900, German physicist Max Planck postulated that light, or radiant energy, can exist...

Thema Categories: Quantum physics (quantum mechanics and quantum field theory)
Published in: English
Editions available: 4
A Planet Called Earth
George Gamow - A Planet Called Earth

Thema Categories: The Earth: natural history: general interest
Published in: English
Editions available: 2
Gravity
George Gamow - Gravity
A distinguished physicist and teacher, George Gamow also possessed a special gift for making the intricacies of science accessible to a wide audience.

Thema Categories: Scientist Biographies, Gravity, Physics of Gravity
Published in: English
Editions available: 4
The Atom and its Nucleus
George Gamow - The Atom and its Nucleus

Published in: English
Editions available: 2
Physics: Foundations & Frontiers
George Gamow - Physics

Published in: English
Editions available: 2
The Great Physicists from Galileo to Einstein
George Gamow - The Great Physicists from Galileo to Einstein
"This book is Gamow at his best, which means the very best in science for the layman." — Library Journal

Thema Categories: Scientist Biographies
Published in: English
Editions available: 3
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