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George Gamow

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George Gamow (1904 - 1968) was a theoretical physicist born in Odessa, Ukraine, then in the Russian Empire. He fled to the United States in 1933, where he lived for the rest of his life.

He worked on several important scientific problems.

He also wrote various science popularizations, like One Two Three ... Infinity: Facts and Speculations of Science and his Mr. Tompkins series, in which the eponymous character has dreams in which he sees relativistic and quantum-mechanical effects at familiar size scales.

He was an atheist: Gamow, George and Edward Teller - GWUEncyc