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George Gamow

George Gamow Professor of physics The George Washington University From 1934 to 1956   Gamow (1904-1968)  is renowned for developing the “Big Bang Theory” of the universe (1948), explaining nuclear ...

George Gamow
Professor of physics
The George Washington University
From 1934 to 1956
 
Gamow (1904-1968)  is renowned for developing the “Big Bang Theory” of the universe (1948), explaining nuclear alpha decay by quantum tunneling (1928); introducing the “Gamow” factor in stellar reaction rates and element formation (1938); modeling red giants, supernovae, and neutron stars (1939); first suggesting how the genetic code might be transcribed (1954); and popularizing science through a long series of books, including the adventures of “Mr. Tompkins” (1939-1967)
 
This plaque is placed in honor of their colleague George Gamow by the physics department of the George Washington University 
 
April 2000
 
 
 
Submitted by
Bryan Arnold
@nanowhiskers

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