Thirty Years that Shook Physics: The Story of Quantum Theory

Thirty Years that Shook Physics: The Story of Quantum Theory

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1985
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048624895X
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9780486248950
“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 only
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George Gamow (Russian pronunciation: [ˈɡaməf:]; March 4 [O.S. February 20:] 1904 – August 19, 1968), born Georgiy Antonovich Gamov (Георгий Антонович Гамов), was a theoretical physicist and cosmologist born in the Russian Empire. He discovered alpha decay via quantum tunneling and worked on radioactive decay of the atomic nucleus, star formation, stellar nucleosynthesis, big bang nucleosynthesis, cosmic microwave background, nucleocosmogenesis a...
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