Dicke, Robert H.

Dicke, Robert H. (Henry)

(1916–  ) physicist; born in St. Louis, Mo. He taught at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1941–46) before becoming a professor at Princeton (1946–84). He made major contributions to the relativistic theory of gravity, the "big bang" theory of the universe, and quantum-mechanical radiation.
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