Dr. Edward Teller, director emeritus of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and senior research fellow at The Hoover Institution, is one of the most celebrated physicists of this century. He has received worldwide acclaim for his research in chemical, molecular and nuclear physics; quantum mechanics; and thermonuclear reactions. Dr. Teller is perhaps best known to the public for his work with the Manhattan Project at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory. His research in nuclear fusion eventually led to the first test of the hydrogen bomb in 1952.
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