Foggy Bottom in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Professor Of Physics at 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); describing, with Edward Teller, spin-induced nuclear beta decay (1936); pioneering the liquid-drop model in nuclear physics (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)
The George Washington University
Erected 2000 by Physics Department, The George Washington University.
Location. 38° 53.962′ N, 77° 2.79′ W. Marker is in Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on 21st Street, NW south of H Street, NW. Click for map. Marker is on 21st Street on the west side of Samson Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2036 H Street, NW, Washington DC 20037, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other GW's River Horse (within shouting distance of this marker); Ingrid Bergman (within shouting distance of this marker); Edward Teller (within shouting distance of this marker); Announcement of the Atomic Age (within shouting distance of this marker); George Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); Pembroke College, Oxford, Coat of Arms (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Marquis de Lafayette Hall (about 500 feet away); Aleksandr Pushkin (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Foggy Bottom.
Also see . . .
1. George Gamow - Scientist and Science Populariser. (Submitted on September 18, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. "Getting a Bang Out of Gamow". (Submitted on September 18, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Additional keywords. Russian-American
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