Edward Teller: what did he discover? Images of Teller, teller-ulam bomb diagram and mushroom cloud of "mike"

POSTED 25 SEP 2003

link to: page 1. Teller's Triumphlink to: page 2. Gone fissionlink to page 3. Credit - or blame?

The "Father of the hydrogen bomb" is dead. But Edward Teller did more than design nuclear weapons -- he also fought arms control and pushed missile defense. What did Teller invent? Did he make us safer?

Photo of a young Edward Teller (above): Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Behind Teller: Nuclear explosion, Trinity Test Site, New Mexico, July 16, 1945. Photo: Library of Congress.

 

Intro page 1. Teller's triumph? 2. Gone fission 3. Credit - or blame?

 

 

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