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Leo Szilard (/ˈsɪlɑːrd/; Hungarian: Szilárd Leó; pronounced...

wikipedia - 12 Sep 2016
Leo Szilard (/ˈsɪlɑːrd/; Hungarian: Szilárd Leó; pronounced [ˈsila:rd ˈlɛo:]; German: Leo Spitz until age 2; February 11, 1898 – May 30, 1964) was a Jewish Hungarian-born physicist and inventor. He conceived the nuclear chain reaction in 1933, patented the idea of a nuclear reactor with Enrico Fermi, and in late 1939 wrote the letter for Albert Einstein's signature that resulted in the Manhattan Project that built the atomic bomb.
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SunLive (blog) - 11 Nov 2018
The physicist Leo Szilard once announced to his friend Hans Bethe that he was thinking of keeping a diary: 'I don't intend to publish, I am merely going to record the facts for the information of God.' 'Don't you think God knows the facts?' Bethe asked.
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Listening to the Dolphins: Leo Szilard on Nuclear War

lareviewofbooks - 15 Feb 2018
LEO SZILARD'S short story “The Voice of the Dolphins,” published in 1961, imagines a history of the world written in 1990. The story begins with the sentence, “On several occasions between 1960 and 1985, the world narrowly escaped an all-out atomic war.
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Was HG Wells the first to think of the atom bomb?

BBC News - 03 Jul 2015
What he couldn't predict was how a strange conjunction of his friends and acquaintances - notably Winston Churchill, who'd read all Wells's novels twice, and the physicist Leo Szilard - would turn the idea from fantasy to reality, leaving them deeply ...
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Race to the first nuclear chain reaction

UChicago News - 17 Aug 2018
Arthur Holly Compton, a Nobel laureate and dean of the physical sciences, recruited physicists, chemists and engineers including Enrico Fermi, Leo Szilard and Eugene Wigner to work on a secret government project in a squash racquets court under the ...
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The 21 Best Events in Denver, November 6-12

Westword - 06 Nov 2018
The more important thing you will do all week is vote, but there's plenty to do after you participate in this great democracy of ours. A diverse array of plays opens this week, including updated versions of Hamlet and Tennessee Williams's The Red Devil ...
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“Rastros de ódio” e outras notas de Carlos Brickmann

VEJA.com - 31 Oct 2018
Na década de 1930, Alemanha e Itália fizeram campanha de boicote aos judeus na Europa (que depois virou massacre). Cientistas como Enrico Fermi, Albert Einstein, Leo Szilard, Hans Bethe, Edward Teller migraram para os Estados Unidos. E foram parte ...
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Leo Szil rd, a traffic light and a slice of nuclear history

Scientific American (blog) - 12 Feb 2013
Yesterday marked Leo Szilárd's one hundred and fifteenth birthday. Leo Szilárd: peripatetic Hungarian genius, imperious habitue of hotel lobbies, soothsayer without peer among scientists. Among twentieth century scientists Szilárd stands out as the ...
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Why the world needs more Leo Szilards

Scientific American (blog) - 19 Feb 2014
Stepping off the curb at a traffic light across from the British Museum in London in 1933, Leo Szilard saw the true nature and the consequences of the chain reaction six years before reality breathed heft and energy into its abstract soul. In one sense ...
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Einstein's Little-Known Passion Project? A Refrigerator

WIRED - 25 Jul 2017
Szilard, a stocky man of 28, had first impressed Einstein six years earlier by proving him wrong on a certain scientific point. (That didn't happen often.) Szilard also had a knack for turning esoteric ideas into useful gadgets. In later years he ...

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