Leo Szilard’s birthday
Originally shared by Vladimir Pecha
Today in 1898 – Leo Szilard was born (February 11, 1898 – May 30, 1964).
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.