Arrival in the U.S.
Engineering physics at Lehigh University, 1926-1930; graduate work in physics at University of Wisconsin, 1930-1934; Ann Arbor summer school, 1934;
Early education, Real-gymnasium; Universität Berlin, 1930; early interest in physics; courses, books studied, method of noting original ideas; Univ
Gamow's involvement with nuclear physics. His later work in astrophysics and his interest in biology.
Interview covers the development of several branches of theoretical physics from the 1930s through the 1960s; the most extensive discussions deal w
Natural radioactivity; ideas of nuclear constitution, size in 1920s; Gamow-Condon-Gurney theory of alpha decay 1928; discovery of neutron 1932; Cam