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George Gamow (March 4 [O.S. February 20] 1904 – August 19, 1968), born Georgiy Antonovich Gamov (Russian: Георгий Антонович Гамов), was a theoretical physicist and cosmologist. He discovered a theoretical explanation of alpha decay through quantum tunneling. Gamow was born in the Soviet Union. He studied the physics of the atom and a few other kinds of physics. He ran away from the Soviet Union in 1933. He went to the United States. He taught at the University of Washington and wrote many good books in English. Some of his books on science are still used today.

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