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George Gamow

Russian-American physicist and science writer

1904   -   1968

country of citizenship: Russian Empire, Soviet Union, United States of America
native language: Russian
language of expression: English, Russian, German
educated at: физико-математический факультет Санкт-Петербургского университета, Odessa University
occupation: astrophysicist, physicist, inventor, writer, nuclear physicist, university teacher, cosmologist, biochemist
award received: Kalinga Prize, Fellow of the American Physical Society
student of: Alexander Friedmann

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 via quantum tunneling, invented the first mathematical model of the atomic nucleus, the liquid drop model, and worked on radioactive decay, star formation, stellar nucleosynthesis and Big Bang nucleosynthesis (which he collectively called nucleocosmogenesis), and molecular genetics. In his middle and late career, Gamow directed much of his attention to teaching and wrote popular books on science, including One Two Three... Infinity and the Mr Tompkins series of books (1939–1967). Some of his books are still in print more than a half-century after their original publication.
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One Two Three... Infinity

book by George Gamow

author: George Gamow
illustrator: George Gamow

1947 or 1961 or 1988

Bay Tompkins'in Yeni Dünyası

book by George Gamow

author: George Gamow

The New World of Mr Tompkins

book by George Gamow

author: George Gamow

The Birth and Death of the Sun

book by George Gamow

author: George Gamow
illustrator: George Gamow

Puzzle-math

author: George Gamow, Marvin Stern

Thirty Years that Shook Physics

author: George Gamow

The creation of the universe

author: George Gamow

Mr Tompkins in Paperback

author: George Gamow

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