Thirty Years that Shook Physics has ratings and 26 reviews. “Dr. Gamow, physicist and gifted writer, has sketched an intriguing portrait of the scientists. Thirty years that shook physics: the story of quantum theory Somewhat amusing to hear Gamow refer to the next generation of theoretical physicists ( Feynman. “”Dr. Gamow, physicist and gifted writer, has sketched an intriguing portrait of the scientists and clashing ideas that made the quantum.

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For example, one of the key papers on the “big bang” theory is called the alpha-beta-gamma paper. Published July 1st by Dover Publications first published His scientific work covered many fields, mostly related to nuclear physics. Lots of fun to hear about the personalities Fermi, Bohr, Pauli, etc.

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Thirty Years that Shook Physics: The Story of Quantum Theory

Stellar Evolution and Subatomic Energy. I first read this book several decades ago and enjoyed it hugely this second time as well. All the same, it’s hard not to give preference to the anecdotes.

Gamow was not just a spectator at the theoretical breakthroughs which fundamentally altered our view of the universe, he was an active participant who physlcs important contributions of his own.

Heisenberg, Dirac, Fermi and Yukawa in the development of quantum physics. Dec 31, Brian rated it really liked it. The Chemical History of a Candle.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. He ends the book with the Blegdamsvej Fausta delightful play written in by Niels Bohr’s students and colleagues to satirize the epochal developments that were revolutionizing physics. Please provide jears email address.

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Thirty Years that Shook Physics: The Story of Quantum Theory

The Faust play at the end is entertaining for physics enthusiasts, even if it is somewhat lacking as a play overall. Untypically for popular science books, this one is enhanced by the author’s own delightful sketches.


Books by George Gamow. In the Author’s Own Words: Dirac was notoriously shy with women, so his colleagues were surprised when they discovered that he had married the sister of Eugene Wigner, another famous physicist.

For anyone trying to understand some of the most important ideas in the recent history of science, this book provides a fairly accessible introduction containing only a small amount of mathematics. Mar 12, Daniela Perez rated it it was amazing.

Thirty Years that Shook Physics : The Story of Quantum Theory

It is wonderful in simply a word. An Introduction to Mathematical Modeling. Doubleday- Science – pages. Thirt Essays in Science. Refresh and try again. Pauli was such a good theoretical physicist that something usually broke in the lab whenever he merely stepped across the threshold. Oct 11, Daniel rated it yeags liked it. I am an engineer so I have meager to nill knowledge of quantum physics. The Story of Quantum Mechanics.

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