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[bey-tuh] /ˈbeɪ tə/
Hans Albrecht [hanz awl-brekt,, hahns;; German hahns ahl-brekht] /hænz ˈɔl brɛkt,, hɑns;; German hɑns ˈɑl brɛxt/ (Show IPA), 1906–2005, U.S. physicist, born in Alsace: Nobel Prize 1967. Unabridged
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  • Self-sustaining cyclic reaction, like the Bethe solar-phoenix.

    The Cosmic Computer Henry Beam Piper
  • Bethe, Dr. Erich, his attempt to trace "tribal history," 183-5.

    The World of Homer

    Andrew Lang
  • A technique for initiating and controlling the Bethe carbon-hydrogen cycle.

    Operation R.S.V.P. Henry Beam Piper
  • Why it isit must Bethe heirloom that Katura showed me at the American Club this morning, he uttered.

  • It is the last thing I wish to Bethe recipient of another persons secrets.

  • It was sunlight; a Bethe solar-phoenix reaction, and it would sustain itself for hours.

    Space Viking Henry Beam Piper
  • Bethe was able to prove by special experiments that these reactions of ants are not learned by experience, but are inherited.

  • I have dealt with only one of the groups of names treated by Prof. Bethe; but it is the one which he has discussed most fully.

    The Heroic Age H. Munro Chadwick
  • His experiments, like Bethe's, are too few to warrant any conclusions as to the possibility of habit formation.

  • Bethe's first test is unsatisfactory because the crabs have a strong tendency to hide from the experimenter in the darkest corner.

British Dictionary definitions for Bethe


Hans Albrecht (hans ˈalbrɛçt). 1906–2005, US physicist, born in Germany; noted for his research on astrophysics and nuclear physics: Nobel prize for physics 1967
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Bethe in Science
German-born American physicist who was instrumental in the development of quantum physics. Bethe also played an important role in the development of the atomic bomb, later working to educate the public about the threat of nuclear weapons. In 1967 he received a Nobel Prize for explaining that the Sun and other stars derive their energy from a series of nuclear reactions which came to be known as the carbon cycle, or Bethe cycle.
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