from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Bethe, Hans Albrecht 1906-2005. German-born American physicist. He won a 1967 Nobel Prize for research on the energy production of stars.

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  • n. United States physicist (born in Germany) noted for research in astrophysics and nuclear physics (1906-2005)


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  • Bethe is married to the daughter of P.P. Ewald, the well-known

    Hans Bethe - Biography

  • Moreover, about the middle of the thirties he wrote, partly alone, partly together with some colleagues, what nuclear physicists at the time used to call the Bethe bible, a penetrating review of about all that was known of atomic nuclei, experimental as well as theoretical.

    Nobel Prize in Physics 1967 - Presentation Speech

  • "Bethe," pronounced "behy," is the genitive of "beith," the birch, of which there were formerly large woods in Ireland.

    Ireland Under Coercion (2nd ed.) (2 of 2) (1888)

  • Holdren is this year's recipient of the Hans A. Bethe Award, a prestigious science award presented by the Federation of American Scientists.

    Beauty and the (White House science) Geek

  • FAS was established by scientists like Bethe who worked on the Manhattan Project to develop the first atomic bombs.

    Beauty and the (White House science) Geek

  • And when the holidays are over, join our friend Bethe Almeras in taking the Christmas Box Challenge.

    Darell Hammond: Back to Basics for the Holidays

  • I wish that Ms. Rose had had more fun with the scene in which she becomes a hot-stuff headliner, but she is very much at ease with Louise's shy, fragile side, and Bethe B.

    If Mama Was Human

  • Hans Bethe Prize in 1998; the 1994 Heineman Prize by the American

    CV of John N. Bahcall

  • And there's even a famous spoof paper by Beck, Bethe, and Riezler yes, that Bethe, which they actually got published in Die Naturwissenschaften, making fun of the numerology of 137.

    Making Light: Open thread 137

  • There was even a German, Hans Bethe, a leading theorist who had emigrated in 1935.



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