This day in Jewish history / An unsung cosmology hero dies
Ralph Alpher conducted pioneering research regarding the Big Bang, but ended up languishing in semi-obscurity.
On August 12, 2007, physicist Ralph Asher Alpher died, at the age of 86. A pioneer in the field of cosmology – the study of the origins of the universe – Alpher did the calculations that allowed him to offer theories about two essential developments following the Big Bang. When other physicists later provided experimental proof for the theories, they won the Nobel Prize, while Alpher languished in...
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