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The Origin of Chemical Elements

R. A. Alpher, H. Bethe, and G. Gamow
Phys. Rev. 73, 803 – Published 1 April 1948
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  • Received 18 February 1948


©1948 American Physical Society


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The Universe Goes Nuclear

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A 1948 paper used general relativity to provide the first quantitative description of the first moments after the big bang.

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R. A. Alpher*

  • Applied Physics Laboratory, The Johns Hopkins University, Silver Spring, Maryland

H. Bethe

  • Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

G. Gamow

  • The George Washington University, Washington, D. C.

  • *A portion of the work described in this paper has been supported by the Bureau of Ordnance U. S. Navy, under Contract NOrd-7386.


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Vol. 73, Iss. 7 — April 1948

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