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Hans Bethe (1906–2005)

Hans Bethe was born on July 2, 1906 in Straßburg, Alsace, Germany as Hans Albrecht Bethe. He was married to Rose Ewald. He died on March 6, 2005 in Ithaca, New York, USA. See full bio »


(age 98) in Ithaca, New York, USA

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The Exiles Himself
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 2006 Dr. Teller's Very Large Bomb (TV Movie documentary)
 1999 The Century (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Himself (segment "The Race")
 1999 American Experience (TV Series documentary)
- Race for the Superbomb (1999) ... Himself
 1998 History's Mysteries (TV Series documentary)
- The Nazi Bomb (1998) ... Himself
 1991 The Astronomers (TV Series documentary)
 1989 The Exiles (Documentary)
 1981 The Day After Trinity (Documentary)
 1980 Hans Bethe: Prophet of Energy (TV Movie documentary)
 1960 Small World (TV Series)
- Episode #2.31 (1960) ... Himself

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Bethe's name, which is pronounced BAY-ta, was added to an article on cosmogenesis published by Ukrainian physicist George Gamow and American physicist Ralph Alpher, "The Origin of Chemical Elements" (1948). This article heralded the Big Bang theory of the origin of the universe. It became known as the Alpher-Bethe-Gamow theory, Gamow having playfully added Bethe's name to make a pun on the first ... See more »

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