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Alpher-Bethe-Gamow theory

1948 — Ralph Alpher, Hans Bethe ("in absentia"), and George Gamow examine element synthesis in a rapidly expanding and cooling universe, and suggest that the elements were produced by rapid neutron capture
1948 — Hermann Bondi, Thomas Gold, and Fred Hoyle propose steady state cosmologies based on the perfect cosmological principle
1948 — George Gamow predicts the existence of the cosmic microwave background radiation by considering the behavior of primordial radiation in an expanding universe

Holography, D. Gabor


14 January 1948 discovery of 6029 Edithrand

7 March 1948 discovery of 1863 Antinous

9 August 1948 discovery of 1885 Herero


15 January 1948, Death of Henri-Alexandre Deslandres in Paris, France

28 February 1948 Birth of Steven Chu

8 June 1948, Death of Giacomo Albanese

5 November 1948 Birth of William Daniel Phillips

1948, Death of Marjory Stephenson

Nobel Prize

Physics to Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett for his development of the Wilson cloud chamber method, and his discoveries therewith in the fields of nuclear physics and cosmic radiation.

Chemistry to Arne Wilhelm Kaurin Tiselius "for his research on electrophoresis and adsorption analysis, especially for his discoveries concerning the complex nature of the serum proteins"

Physiology or Medicine to Paul Hermann Müller "for his discovery of the high efficiency of DDT as a contact poison against several arthropods"

Popular Science Feb 1948

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