George Gamow

1904 - 1968

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George Gamow (March 4, 1904 – August 19, 1968), born Georgiy Antonovich Gamov (Ukrainian: Георгій Антонович Гамов, Russian: Георгий Антонович Гамов), was a Soviet & American polymath, theoretical physicist and cosmologist. He was an early advocate and developer of Lemaître's Big Bang theory. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Gamow has received more than 504,638 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). George Gamow is the 76th most popular physicist (up from 95th in 2019), the 36th most popular biography from Ukraine (up from 39th in 2019) and the most popular Ukrainian Physicist.

George Gamow is most famous for his work on the Big Bang theory and his work on quantum physics.

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Among physicists, George Gamow ranks 76 out of 721Before him are Maria Goeppert Mayer, Joseph von Fraunhofer, Emil Lenz, Charles Édouard Guillaume, Peter Higgs, and Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis. After him are Jean Baptiste Perrin, Victor Francis Hess, Albert A. Michelson, Owen Willans Richardson, Lawrence Bragg, and Arnold Sommerfeld.

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Among people born in 1904, George Gamow ranks 14Before him are Umberto II of Italy, Cary Grant, Johnny Weissmuller, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Jean Gabin, and Graham Greene. After him are Pavel Cherenkov, Alexei Kosygin, Karl Brandt, Kurt Georg Kiesinger, René Lacoste, and Harry Martinson. Among people deceased in 1968, George Gamow ranks 14Before him are Robert F. Kennedy, Otto Hahn, Trygve Lie, Konstantin Rokossovsky, Lev Landau, and Max Brod. After him are Karl Barth, Georg von Küchler, Enid Blyton, Jim Clark, Carl Theodor Dreyer, and Erwin Panofsky.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, George Gamow ranks 36 out of 913Before him are Shmuel Yosef Agnon (1888), Vladimir Horowitz (1903), Stepan Bandera (1909), Nestor Makhno (1888), Igor Sikorsky (1889), and Sholem Aleichem (1859). After him are Grigory Zinoviev (1883), Joseph Roth (1894), Andrei Zhdanov (1896), Viktor Yanukovych (1950), Simon Wiesenthal (1908), and Sviatoslav Richter (1915).

Among PHYSICISTS In Ukraine

Among physicists born in Ukraine, George Gamow ranks 1After him are Georges Charpak (1924), Moshé Feldenkrais (1904), Abram Ioffe (1880), Evgeny Lifshitz (1915), Ivan Puluj (1845), Anatoly Alexandrov (1903), Julius Edgar Lilienfeld (1882), Dmitri Ivanenko (1904), Maurice Goldhaber (1911), and Gregory Breit (1899).