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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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Timeline: The Incredible Life of Albert Einstein

Visual Capitalist (blog) - 11 Nov 2017
A month before World War II, Einstein and his colleague, Leo Szilárd, wrote numerous letters to President Franklin D. Roosevelt sounding the alarm that Germany was developing “extremely powerful bombs of a new type”. The President took the letters ...
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Focus on storage technology, renewables, urges expert

The Hindu - 05 Nov 2017
Lots of research needs to be done,” Dr. Ramana, who is a joint recipient of the American Physical Society's Leo Szilard Award in 2014, said. Dr. Ramana said nuclear power had never been economical. “Today, renewables are cheaper than nuclear energy,” ...
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Vancouver Fringe Festival review: The Inventor of All Things

Straight.com - 07 Sep 2017
Fringe staple Jem Rolls, best-known for his spoken-word poetry, does something different with this show, which tells the story of Hungarian physicist Leo Szilard, a key architect of the atomic bomb who was also one of the strongest opponents of its ...
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How a Refrigerator Led to Einstein's Pleas for Atomic Bomb Research

National Geographic - 21 Jun 2017
In the 1920s, while living in Berlin, the physicist collaborated with Hungarian graduate assistant Leo Szilárd to develop and patent an energy-efficient fridge. While their design never went to market, the duo's work ultimately embroiled Einstein—an ...
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Einstein's Little-Known Passion Project? A Refrigerator

WIRED - 25 Jul 2017
Anguished, the forty-seven-year-old physicist called up a young friend of his, the inventor and scientist Leo Szilard. “There must be a better way,” Einstein pleaded. Szilard, a stocky man of 28, had first impressed Einstein six years earlier by ...
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The Inventor Of All Things

Winnipeg Free Press - 18 Jul 2017
In his new one-person show, London's Jem Rolls has upended the usual cliché of standing on the shoulders of giants. Instead, Rolls hoists largely forgotten mega-genius physicist, heroic pacifist and "bumptious eccentric," Leo Szilard, onto his own ...
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Radioaktywne wycieki w Illinois

Monitor Chicago (komunikaty prasowe) - 20 Nov 2017
Określenie „nuklearny stan” w stosunku do Illinois przypomina, że to właśnie tutaj w 1942 r. na terenie University of Chicago dwóch naukowców - Enrico Fermi oraz Leo Szilard uzyskało pierwszą jądrową reakcję łańcuchową, która oznaczała dla ludzkości ...
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Albert Einstein—Refrigerator Technician?

IEEE Spectrum - 24 Oct 2017
Einstein reached out to his friend the young Hungarian physicist Leo Szilard (who would later be the first to realize that chain reactions could liberate huge amounts of nuclear energy) to find an alternative. Einstein and Szilard's design used a ...
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What Was Einstein's Contribution To The Manhattan Project?

Forbes - 08 Feb 2017
The genius behind nuclear fission was one of the most influential, yet underrated thinkers of the twentieth century. Leo Szilard was the first person to work out the concept of a nuclear chain reaction, patented it, did many of the early experiments ...
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The Secret Jewish History Of The Atom Bomb

Forward - 21 Apr 2017
The intellectual father of the bomb was Leo Szilard, a Hungarian-Jewish refugee from Nazism. Szilard conceived the nuclear chain reaction in 1933, and patented the idea of a nuclear reactor with Enrico Fermi, a physicist who had fled Mussolini's Italy ...
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Race to the first nuclear chain reaction

UChicago News - 23 Oct 2017
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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Accadde Oggi 11 novembre: finisce la Prima Guerra Mondiale

Investire Oggi - 11 Nov 2017
Torniamo ad occuparci di Accadde Oggi la nostra rubrica con i fatti più importanti del passato. Oggi 11 novembre compiono gli anni: l'attore Leonardo Di Caprio, le attrici Demi Moore e Calista Flockhart. L'11 novembre 1675 Gottfried Leibniz utilizza ...
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On this day, FDR approves funding the Manhattan Project

Constitution Daily (blog) - 09 Oct 2017
At that key meeting in Washington was Henry Wallace, then the Vice President, who had been briefed in July 1941 about discussions that started in 1939 after FDR received a letter from Albert Einstein and Leo Szilard about the potential of nuclear ...
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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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A Computer Scientist Makes the Case for Speculative Fiction

lareviewofbooks - 19 Oct 2017
Physicist Leo Szilard, credited by some as the father of the atomic bomb, once wrote to an industrialist friend that when it came to predictions about the applications of new understandings of the atom, “[T]he forecast of the writers may prove to be ...

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