Friday, April 16, 2010

Light and the Age of the Universe: George Gamow

In my discussions on the Cosmic Microwave background, I realised I had made a horrible omission: a guy called George Gamow. While I do not wish to take any of the well deserved credit from the winners of the Nobel Prizes, Gamow was one of those names who was sadly lost in history. He had actually predicted the CMB, or something like it, back in 1948. Here is a nice little article about it.

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