@article{Alpher1948EvolutionOT,
title={Evolution of the Universe},
author={R. Alpher and R. Herman},
journal={Nature},
year={1948},
volume={162},
pages={774-775}
}

IN checking the results presented by Gamow in his recent article on “The Evolution of the Universe” [Nature of October 30, p. 680], we found that his expression for matter-density suffers from the following errors: (1) an error of not tailing into account the magnetic moments in Eq. (7) for the capture cross-section, (2) an error in estimating the value of α by integrating the equations for deuteron formation (the use of an electronic analogue computer leads to α = 1), and (3) an arithmetical… CONTINUE READING