The Evolution of the Universe

  title={The Evolution of the Universe},
  author={George Gamow},
  • G. Gamow
  • Published 30 October 1948
  • Physics
  • Nature
THE discovery of the red shift in the spectra of distant stellar galaxies revealed the important fact that our universe is in the state of uniform expansion, and raised an interesting question as to whether the present features of the universe could be understood as the result of its evolutionary development, which must have started a few thousand million years ago from a homogeneous state of extremely high density and temperature. We conclude first of all that the relative abundances of… 

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  • R. Alpher
  • Physics, Medicine
    Journal. Washington Academy of Sciences, Washington, D. C
  • 1948

Astronomy and Cosmogony