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Leo Szilard’s birthday

Leo Szilard’s birthday

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.

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