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George Gamow

Professor Of Physics at The George Washington University

 

from 1934 to 1956

 
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By Richard E. Miller, September 4, 2011
1. George Gamow Marker
Inscription.  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)
 
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 Northwest south of H Street Northwest. Marker is on 21st Street Northwest on the west side of Samson Hall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2036 H Street Northwest, Washington DC 20037, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
George Gamow Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, September 4, 2011
2. George Gamow Marker
distance of this marker. GW's River Horse (within shouting distance of this marker); A Bench By The Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Ingrid Bergman (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing. ); Edward Teller (within shouting distance of this marker); Announcement of the Atomic Age (within shouting distance of this marker); Professors Gate (within shouting distance of this marker); At GW, Being Bright Comes Naturally (within shouting distance of this marker); George Washington (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map 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
 
Categories. EducationNotable PersonsScience & Medicine
 
George Gamow Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, December 15, 2017
3. George Gamow Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 11, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 18, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 629 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 18, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   3. submitted on December 15, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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