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Hans Bethe (1906-2005)

  1. Mar 7, 2005 #1

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    Here is the entire news release from Cornell. I presume that republication of this obituary would not be objectionable on copyright grounds, as the authors presumably wanted the news to be widely distributed:

     
  4. Mar 7, 2005 #3

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    And, Bethe made the first theoretical computation of the Lamb Effect, which made him, in a sense, the first to compute QED effects to second order in the charge. Indeed, he was a giant.
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    Reilly Atkinson
     
  5. Mar 7, 2005 #4

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    And, Bethe made the first theoretical computation of the Lamb Effect, which made him, in a sense, the first, or close thereto, to compute QED effects to second order in the charge. Indeed, he was a giant.
    Regards,
    Reilly Atkinson
     
  6. Mar 7, 2005 #5

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    Amazingly, Bethe was still scientifically active until recently. He had a part to play in the discovery of neutrino mass.

    One of my warmest memories is the story of how he acceded to Gamow's request to let his name be used on a paper that he had actually had nothing to do with, allowing the creation of the famous Alpher, Bethe, and Gamow paper.
     
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    R.I.P Dr. Bethe.
     
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    :frown: :cry: :frown:

    He will be missed.
     
  9. Mar 8, 2005 #8

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    Aye, indeed! He was one of my heros. When people statrted to go on and on about Feynmann, I thought, but what about Hans Bethe?
     
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