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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 Russian-born Soviet and 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 571,641 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). George Gamow is the 106th most popular physicist (down from 76th in 2019), the 46th most popular biography from Ukraine (down from 36th 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 106 out of 717Before him are Joseph Henry, Hippolyte Fizeau, Alfred Kastler, Joseph von Fraunhofer, Kip Thorne, and Henry Moseley. After him are Javier Solana, Victor Francis Hess, Augustin-Jean Fresnel, J. Hans D. Jensen, Edward Victor Appleton, and Julius von Mayer.

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Among people born in 1904, George Gamow ranks 18Before him are Johnny Weissmuller, Graham Greene, Alexei Kosygin, Karl Brandt, Kurt Georg Kiesinger, and Joan Crawford. After him are Ève Curie, Pavel Cherenkov, René Lacoste, Glenn Miller, Lal Bahadur Shastri, and Hans Albert Einstein. Among people deceased in 1968, George Gamow ranks 16Before him are Konstantin Rokossovsky, Lev Landau, Trygve Lie, Max Brod, Georg von Küchler, and Karl Barth. After him are Enid Blyton, Erwin Panofsky, Jim Clark, Carl Theodor Dreyer, Salvatore Quasimodo, and Corneille Heymans.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, George Gamow ranks 46 out of 1,083Before him are Andrei Zhdanov (1896), Igor Sikorsky (1889), Joseph Roth (1894), Petro Poroshenko (1965), Vladimir II Monomakh (1053), and Sholem Aleichem (1859). After him are Symon Petliura (1879), Ilya Ehrenburg (1891), Anne of Kiev (1025), Vasily Grossman (1905), Lazar Kaganovich (1893), 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), Isaak Khalatnikov (1919), Maurice Goldhaber (1911), and Gregory Breit (1899).