Top 10 Fun Facts about George Gamow

From FLASHES OF CREATION

  1. George Gamow’s father Anton, a schoolteacher, taught the young Leon Trotsky, then known as Lev Bronstein. Trotsky tried to stir up trouble in the classroom by getting all the students to sign a petition to have Anton dismissed. Luckily for the Gamow family the petition wasn’t effective and Anton kept his job. Trotsky would grow up to be a Bolshevik revolutionary and the arch-enemy of Joseph Stalin.

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Paul Halpern

Paul Halpern

Physicist and science writer. Author of Synchronicity: The Epic Quest to Understand the Quantum Nature of Cause and Effect