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Edward Teller

Physicist Edward Teller

Profession: Physicist

United States of America

Biography: Jahn–Teller effect, Father of the H-bomb (Hydrogen bomb)

Born: January 15, 1908
Birthplace: Budapest, Austria-Hungary (now Hungary)

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Capricorn

Died: September 9, 2003 (aged 95)
Cause of Death: Natural causes

Married Life

  • 1934-02-26 Theoretical physicist Edward Teller (25) weds Augusta Maria Harkanyi

Historical Events

  • 1951-03-09 Edward Teller and Stanislaw Ulam submit a classified paper at the Los Alamos lab, in which they proposed their revolutionary new design, staged implosion, for a practical megaton-range hydrogen bomb
  • 1952-11-01 "Ivy Mike", the first thermonuclear weapon to utilize the H-bomb design of Edward Teller and Stanislaw Ulam, is detonated in the Marshall Islands, Pacific Ocean

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