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Hans Bethe and Energy in the Sun

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Abstract

Hans Bethe, one of the world’s preeminent astrophysicists for over 50 years, was born in Strasbourg in 1906. When he was barely 21 years old, he was already considered one of the finest students of Arnold Sommerfeld, easily ranking with his other students Peter Debye and Werner Heisenberg. He studied physics at the universities of Munich and Frankfurt and did his graduate work at Munich.

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Energy Production Carbon Tetrachloride Nitrogen Isotope Electron Neutrino Fine Student 
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Endnotes

  1. 1.
    Samuel A. Goudsmit, “It Might as Well be Spin,” Physics Today, June 1976.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    H. A. Bethe, “Energy Production in Stars,” The Physical Review, 1938,55. As reproduced in Henry A. Boorse and Lloyd Motz, The World of The Atom, Vol. II (Basic Books, New York, 1966).Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    See Jeremy Bernstein, Prophet of Energy: Hans Bethe (E. P. Dutton, New York, 1981), Chapter 2; see also Henry A. Boorse and Lloyd Motz, The World of the Atom, Vol. II (Basic Books, New York, 1966), Chapter 90.Google Scholar
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    H. A. Bethe, “Energy Production in Stars,” The Physical Review, 1938, 55 1.Google Scholar

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