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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Gamow, physicist and gifted writer, has sketched an intriguing portrait of the scientists and clashing ideas that made the quantum revolution. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. However this turned out to be a fascinating journey through stories about some of science rock stars who revolutionized physics in the early 20th century. Account Options Sign in.
Reviewers were enthusiastic when One, Two, Three…Infinity was published in It goes from Planck to Dirac with some notes on particle physics. Thirty Years that Shook Physics: Written in a clear, lively style, and enhanced by 12 photographs including candid shots of Rutherford, Bohr, Pauli, Heisenberg, Fermi, and othersThirty Years that Shook Physics offers both scientists and laymen a highly readable introduction to the brilliant conceptions that helped unlock many secrets of energy and matter and laid the groundwork for future discoveries.
I found this to be a very cohesive account of the history of the field of modern physics, beginning in early twentieth century and ending in the ‘s or so. However, this book explains the concepts wi This book does an excellent job of explaining the various achievements in quantum physics over a critical thirty year period.
Although Gamow’s basic assumption that the primordial universe contained only neutrons was incorrect, this assumption stimulated a great deal of subsequent work in cosmology. Dec 31, Brian rated it really liked it. In this lucid layman’s introduction to quantum theory, an eminent physicist and noted popularizer of science traces the development of quantum theory from the turn of the century to about — from Planck’s seminal concept still developing to anti-particles, mesons, and Enrico Fermi’s nuclear research.
Thirty years that shook physics: Thirty years that shook physics by G. But I think he didn’t give the Arab scientists their rights or he didn’t know their history clearly.
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I read it when I was 15 yrs old and the stories and the physics! If only he hadn’t died before I was born, I am sure I would be proud to list him among my very favorite lovers.
The Works of Archimedes. His scientific work covered many fields, mostly related to nuclear physics. May 27, Shant Kenderian rated it it was amazing Shelves: At that stage physical science will enter from the epoch of Columbus and Magellan into the epoch of the National Geographic Magazine!
Shinde rated it really liked it Nov 27, This celebrated play is available only in this volume. This book does an excellent job of explaining the various achievements in quantum physics over a critical thirty year period.
He went on to become a mathematical physicist celebrated for numerous esoteric theories including his development of the Big Bang idea of cosmic creation.
Consequently he can expatiate on working habits tjat idiosyncrasies as well as theories. Be the first to discover new talent! Plus misses more recent quantum mechanics like entanglement and the EPR argument which lead to it, plus there is no discussion of alternative interpretations. Nov 06, Marcin rated it it was amazing.
Thirty Years that Shook Physics: The Story of Quantum Theory
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Thanks for telling us about the problem. He really tries to intuitively explain the physics but I think it won’t hurt to have some general knowledge about physics and quantum physics before reading this book. He discovered alpha decay via quantum tunneling and worked on radioactive decay of the atomic nucleus, star formation, stellar nucleosynthesis, big bang nucleosynthesis, George Gamow Russian pronunciation: Jun 15, Gigi added it.
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For example, one of the key papers physocs the “big bang” theory is called the alpha-beta-gamma paper. Apr 21, Manny rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Overall, this is a book worth reading for those that have an interest in quantum physics. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive? Lots of fun to hear about the personalities Fermi, Bohr, Pauli, etc.
Gamow gives a very good account of the happenings in physics circle from to Jul 29, Gary Patella rated it it was amazing. Feb 18, Suzi Obrien rated it it was amazing. Thirty Years that Shook Ehook In the field snook molecular biology, Gamow suggested the triplet mechanism for coding DNA. Oct 11, Daniel rated it really liked it.