Teller, Edward

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An American physicist of the twentieth century, born in Hungary.

Note: Teller is known for his research on nuclear fission and fusion and for his firm support for development of nuclear weapons in the United States. (See Albert Einstein.)
Note: Teller is called the father of the hydrogen bomb.
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