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R. Igor Gamow

R. Igor Gamow

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Igor Gamow dropped out of high school to become a ballet dancer with the National Ballet Company. His father was George Gamow, the renowned Russian physicist who proposed the Big Bang Theory of the Universe. At the age of 22, Igor returned to academia to study biophysics, and went on to become a professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Colorado. His research led to numerous inventions in the field of bionics, including the well-known Gamow Bag, a portable hyperbaric chamber that has saved countless lives in the world of mountaineering. The book, "The Galloping Gamows", follows the lives of both George and Igor Gamow, covering their scientific and artistic pursuits. It's a memoir about a father and son who shared a love of life and and a passion for unravelling the life's never ending mysteries. Igor is a passionate auteur, an enthusiastic motorcyclist, a real cowboy, and an accomplished author. He re-invented his father's award-winning book series, "The Adventures of Mr. Tompkins", turning it into both a comic books series and a videos series. "Professor's Daughter" is his first novel, which he refers to as "a fictional memoir." It found its genesis in Igor's flamboyant and eccentric lifestyle, a persona which was generally loved by his students. Igor lives in Colorado with his wife, two dogs, four cats and a beautiful Arabian filly named Rose.
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