September 9, 2003


Posted by Arcane Gazebo at September 9, 2003 11:11 PM Edward Teller, a physicist who played a central role in the development of the hydrogen bomb and the creation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, died today. Registered NYTimes users can read a slightly more in-depth article here. He was not held in high opinion in the physics community, in part because of his smearing of Robert Oppenheimer which led to the revokal of the latter's security clearance. He was also said to be the inspiration for the character of Dr. Strangelove. Tags:


Ironically, my dissertation work uses some stuff from both Oppenheimer and Teller. (Well, the stuff partially attributed to Teller is rumored to actually be due to Landau, but everything in physics named after one scientist was really discovered by a different one anyway. It's canon.)

I guess this might say something about what the future may hold for me and those I affect.

Be very afraid...

Posted by: Anonymous | September 14, 2003 6:37 PM
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