The "Father of the hydrogen bomb" is dead.
But Edward Teller did more than design nuclear weapons -- he also fought
control and pushed
missile defense. What did Teller invent? Did he make us safer?
Photo of a young Edward Teller (above):
National Laboratory. Behind Teller:
Nuclear explosion, Trinity Test Site,
New Mexico, July 16, 1945. Photo: Library
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