I have been asked to tell you some of my memories from the prehistory of nuclear physics, and I gladly respond to this suggestion, even though it is always a bit melancholy to be reminded that one has reached the age of reminiscences. There is another circumstance which will tinge my speech with some melancholy. One character that looms large in my memories is George Gamow; I had hoped to describe some of our experiences of those days with a light touch, but his recent death has changed the character of what I will tell you about him: it will be an homage to the memory of one of the pioneers of nuclear physics.
KeywordsFast Neutron Alpha Particle Fission Fragment Complex Eigenvalue Uranium Isotope
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