Discovery of the Hot Big Bang: What happened in 1948

Timeline for 1948 papers on the formation of elements and galaxies. Rectangles span dates of submission and publication. Bent lines mark the dates of presentation of Alpher's thesis, publication of Gamow (1948b), submission of Alpher and Herman (1949), and oral presentation of Alpher, Herman and Gamow (1949).

Timeline for 1948 papers on the formation of elements and galaxies. Rectangles span dates of
submission and publication. Bent lines mark the dates of presentation of Alpher’s thesis, publication of
Gamow (1948b), submission of Alpher and Herman (1949), and oral presentation of Alpher, Herman and
Gamow (1949).

P. J. E. Peebles
The idea that the universe is lled with the thermal radiation now termed the Cosmic Microwave Background was rst discussed in eleven publications in the year 1948.
These papers o er a detailed example of the process of development of a new and now very productive line of research, and of the confusion that can attend new ideas.
The confusion in this case left a common misunderstanding of the considerations that motivated the idea of the sea of radiation.
Read more at http://arxiv.org/pdf/1310.2146v1.pdf

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