Gamow faced challenges in leaving the Soviet Union. He was denied permission to attend several scientific conferences in other countries and tried to leave the country for years before they finally let him leave the USSR. Once he left he spent time in England, but eventually ended up moving to the United States.
Did You Know...?
-He was an Atheist
-The physics department tower at the University of Colorado Boulder is named after him
-Died of liver failure
"It took less than an hour to make the atoms, a few hundred million years to make the stars and planets, but five billion years to make man"