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4/4 Flashes of Creation: George Gamow, Fred Hoyle, and the Great Big Bang Debate, by Paul Halpern

The John Batchelor Show

Photo:  Creation of the Universe; in National Gallery of Art 4/4   Flashes of Creation: George Gamow, Fred Hoyle, and the Great Big Bang Debate, by Paul Halpern A respected physics professor and author breaks down the great debate over the Big Bang and the continuing quest to understand the fate of the universe. Today, the Big Bang is so entrenched in our understanding of the cosmos that to doubt it would seem crazy. But as Paul Halpern shows in Flashes of Creation, just decades ago its mere mention caused sparks to fly. At the center of the debate were the Russian-American physicist George Gamow and the British astrophysicist Fred Hoyle. Gamow insisted that a fiery explosion explained how the elements of the universe were created. Attacking the idea as half-baked, Hoyle countered that the universe was engaged in a never-ending process of creation. The battle was fierce. In the end, Gamow turned out to be right—mostly—and Hoyle, along with his many achievements, is remembered for giving the theory the silliest possible name: "the Big Bang." Halpern captures the brilliance of both thinkers and reminds us that even those proven wrong have much to teach us about boldness, imagination, and the universe itself.   https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08PV5CLZQ/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i0

8mins

9 Oct 2021

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3/4 Flashes of Creation: George Gamow, Fred Hoyle, and the Great Big Bang Debate, by Paul Halpern

The John Batchelor Show

Photo:   Timeline of the metric expansion of space, where space, including hypothetical non-observable portions of the universe, is represented at each time by the circular sections. On the left, the dramatic expansion occurs in the inflationary epoch; and at the center, the expansion accelerates (artist's concept; not to scale). 3/4   Flashes of Creation: George Gamow, Fred Hoyle, and the Great Big Bang Debate, by Paul Halpern A respected physics professor and author breaks down the great debate over the Big Bang and the continuing quest to understand the fate of the universe. Today, the Big Bang is so entrenched in our understanding of the cosmos that to doubt it would seem crazy. But as Paul Halpern shows in Flashes of Creation, just decades ago its mere mention caused sparks to fly. At the center of the debate were the Russian-American physicist George Gamow and the British astrophysicist Fred Hoyle. Gamow insisted that a fiery explosion explained how the elements of the universe were created. Attacking the idea as half-baked, Hoyle countered that the universe was engaged in a never-ending process of creation. The battle was fierce. In the end, Gamow turned out to be right—mostly—and Hoyle, along with his many achievements, is remembered for giving the theory the silliest possible name: "the Big Bang." Halpern captures the brilliance of both thinkers and reminds us that even those proven wrong have much to teach us about boldness, imagination, and the universe itself.   https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08PV5CLZQ/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i0

14mins

9 Oct 2021

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2/4 Flashes of Creation: George Gamow, Fred Hoyle, and the Great Big Bang Debate, by Paul Halpern

The John Batchelor Show

Photo:  Creation of the air and water; in Rijksmuseum. Flashes of Creation: George Gamow, Fred Hoyle, and the Great Big Bang Debate, by Paul Halpern A respected physics professor and author breaks down the great debate over the Big Bang and the continuing quest to understand the fate of the universe. Today, the Big Bang is so entrenched in our understanding of the cosmos that to doubt it would seem crazy. But as Paul Halpern shows in Flashes of Creation, just decades ago its mere mention caused sparks to fly. At the center of the debate were the Russian-American physicist George Gamow and the British astrophysicist Fred Hoyle. Gamow insisted that a fiery explosion explained how the elements of the universe were created. Attacking the idea as half-baked, Hoyle countered that the universe was engaged in a never-ending process of creation. The battle was fierce. In the end, Gamow turned out to be right—mostly—and Hoyle, along with his many achievements, is remembered for giving the theory the silliest possible name: "the Big Bang." Halpern captures the brilliance of both thinkers and reminds us that even those proven wrong have much to teach us about boldness, imagination, and the universe itself.   https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08PV5CLZQ/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i0

8mins

9 Oct 2021

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1/4 Flashes of Creation: George Gamow, Fred Hoyle, and the Great Big Bang Debate, by Paul Halpern

The John Batchelor Show

Photo:  Creation, on the exterior shutters of Hieronymus Bosch's triptych The Garden of Earthly Delights (c. 1490–1510) Flashes of Creation: George Gamow, Fred Hoyle, and the Great Big Bang Debate, by Paul Halpern A respected physics professor and author breaks down the great debate over the Big Bang and the continuing quest to understand the fate of the universe. Today, the Big Bang is so entrenched in our understanding of the cosmos that to doubt it would seem crazy. But as Paul Halpern shows in Flashes of Creation, just decades ago its mere mention caused sparks to fly. At the center of the debate were the Russian-American physicist George Gamow and the British astrophysicist Fred Hoyle. Gamow insisted that a fiery explosion explained how the elements of the universe were created. Attacking the idea as half-baked, Hoyle countered that the universe was engaged in a never-ending process of creation. The battle was fierce. In the end, Gamow turned out to be right—mostly—and Hoyle, along with his many achievements, is remembered for giving the theory the silliest possible name: "the Big Bang." Halpern captures the brilliance of both thinkers and reminds us that even those proven wrong have much to teach us about boldness, imagination, and the universe itself.   https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08PV5CLZQ/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i0

13mins

9 Oct 2021

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SBM 061 | Gravity - George Gamow | Eddy Ramírez

Book Movement

Science Book Movement. Revisión del libro: Gravity Autor: George Gamow Invitado: Eddy Ramirez No olvides comentarnos: ¿Qué es lo más importante que te llevas de esta revisión?, ya sea en la caja de preguntas y respuestas en Spotify o en un post a través de Redes Sociales. Puedes etiquetarnos como @bookmovementco para que sigamos la conversación. Únete a nuestra comunidad en Discord a través del siguiente enlace: https://bookmovement.co/discord . Observa nuestras transmisiones en vivo a través de nuestro canal de youtube: https://youtube.com/bookmovement .

59mins

27 Jul 2021

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#70. George Gamow - Bilimde Doğu ve Batı Blokları (Bilim Tarihi Serisi B3: II. Kısım) - 22/11/2020

TapirCast

Doç. Dr. Serhan Yarkan ve Halil Said Cankurtaran'ın yer aldığı, Bilim Tarihi Serisi'nin George Gamow odaklı ikinci kısmında: Doğu ve Batı Bloklarının bilimsel çalışmalarda gösterdiği temel farklılıklar, George Gamow'un çalışmaları ve çalışmalarında göstermiş olduğu çeşitlilik konuları işlenmiştir. Bunlara ek olarak, bölümümüzün sonlarında bilimsel eleştiri kültürü üzerinde durulmuştur. Keyifli dinlemeler! Eleştiri konusunda atıf yapılan IEEE Etik Kodları maddesi bağlantıdaki I. bölümün 5. maddesidir: https://www.ieee.org/about/corporate/governance/p7-8.html #66. George Gamow ve Bilim Anlatıcılığı (Bilim Tarihi Serisi B1: I. Kısım) - 25/10/2020: https://youtu.be/qIARyX8p8lg Tapir Lab. GitHub: @TapirLab, https://www.github.com/tapirlab Tapir Lab. Instagram: @tapirlab, https://www.instagram.com/tapirlab/ Tapir Lab. Twitter: @tapirlab, https://www.twitter.com/tapirlab Tapir Lab.: http://www.tapirlab.com

36mins

22 Nov 2020

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#66. George Gamow ve Bilim Anlatıcılığı (Bilim Tarihi Serisi B1: I. Kısım) - 25/10/2020

TapirCast

Bilim Tarihi serimizin ilk bölümü ile karşınızdayız! Bilimsel gelişmeleri tarihsel süreç içerisinde incelemeye çalışacağımız serimizin ilk bölümüne, bilim anlatıcılığı konusunda çıtayı çok yükseklere çıkarmış olan George Gamow ile başlamak istedik. Bu bölümümüzde, George Gamow özelinde bilim anlatıcılığı üzerine konuşulmuş ve ülkemizdeki çalışmalardan bahsedilmiştir. Ayrıca, teorik fizik, kozmoloji ve moleküler genetik alanlarında bilim dünyasına önemli katkıları bulunan George Gamow'un da hakkında çalışmalarının bulunduğu kozmik mikrodalga arka plan ışımasının pratik olarak gösterilmesi ile 1978 yılında Nobel Fizik Ödülü'ne layık görülen Arno Allan Penzias ve Robert Woodrow Wilson ile yaşadığı tartışmalara değinilmiştir. Bunlara ek olarak, Gamow'un James Watson ile moleküler genetik alanında olan ilişkisine de değinilmiştir. Keyifli dinlemeler dileriz!    George Gamow: https://www.colorado.edu/physics/events/outreach/george-gamow-memorial-lecture-series/distinguished-life-and-career-george-gamow Richard Dawkins: https://www.richarddawkins.net/ Arno Allan Penzias: https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/physics/1978/penzias/biographical/ Rovert Woodrow Wilson: https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/physics/1978/wilson/biographical/ P. James Peebles: https://phy.princeton.edu/people/p-james-peebles Robert H. Dicke: https://phy.princeton.edu/department/history/faculty-history/robert-dicke James Watson: https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/medicine/1962/watson/biographical/ Grigori Perelman: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grigori_Perelman Ali Nesin: https://www.alinesin.org/ Matematik Dünyası: https://www.matematikdunyasi.org/ TÜBİTAK Bilim ve Teknik: https://bilimteknik.tubitak.gov.tr/ TÜBİTAK Bilim Çocuk: https://bilimcocuk.tubitak.gov.tr/ TÜBİTAK Yayınları: https://esatis.tubitak.gov.tr/ Tapir Lab. GitHub: @TapirLab, https://www.github.com/tapirlab Tapir Lab. Instagram: @tapirlab, https://www.instagram.com/tapirlab/ Tapir Lab. Twitter: @tapirlab, https://www.twitter.com/tapirlab Tapir Lab.: http://www.tapirlab.com

38mins

25 Oct 2020

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SBM 012 | One, Two, Three...Infinity - George Gamow | Miguel Peñafiel

Book Movement

Science Book Movement - Notion360. Revisión Online del Libro. One, Two, Three...Infinity - George Gamow. Invitado: Miguel Peñafiel. Únete a nuestra comunidad en Discord a través del siguiente enlace: https://bookmovement.co/discord See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 6mins

8 Sep 2020

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20th Century - George Gamow - Quantum Tunneling and Nuclear Fusion

Historical Astronomy

9mins

22 Apr 2013