Teller, Edward, 1908-2003

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1908-01-15
Death 2003-09-09
Gender:
Male
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

  • 15 January 1908: Born, Budapest, Hungary
  • 1926 - 1928 : Student, Karlsruhe Technical Institute, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • 1928: Student, University of Munich, Germany
  • 1929 - 1931 : Research associate, University of Leipzig, Germany
  • 1930: Ph.D., University of Leipzig
  • 1931 - 1933 : Research associate, Guttingen, Germany
  • 1934: Married Augusta (Mici) Harkanyi Rockefeller fellow, Copenhagen, Netherlands
  • 1934 - 1935 : Lecturer, University of London, United Kingdom
  • 1935 - 1941 : Professor of physics, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
  • 1941: Naturalized, Washington, D.C.
  • 1941 - 1942 : Professor of physics, Columbia University, New York City
  • 1942 - 1943 : Physicist, University of Chicago, Illinois
  • 1942 - 1946 : Physicist, Manhattan Engineer District of Columbia
  • 1943 - 1946 : Physicist, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, University of California, Los Alamos, New Mexico
  • 1946 - 1952 : Professor of physics, University of Chicago
  • 1949: Author (with Francis Owen Rice), The Structure of Matter
  • 1949 - 1952 : Assistant director, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory
  • 1952 - 1953 : Consultant, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, University of California, Livermore, California
  • 1953 - 1960 : Professor of physics, University of California, Berkeley
  • 1954 - 1958 : 1960 - 1975 : Associate director, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory
  • 1958: Author (with Albert L. Latter), Our Nuclear Future
  • 1958 - 1960 : Director, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory
  • 1960 - 1970 : Professor of physics-at-large, University of California
  • 1962: Author (with Allen Brown), The Legacy of Hiroshima
  • 1963 - 1966 : Professor emeritus and chairman, Department of Applied Science, University of California, Davis and Livermore
  • 1968: Author (with Gerald W. Johnson, Wilson K. Talley, and Gary H. Higgins), The Constructive Uses of Nuclear Explosives
  • 1969: Author (with Segre, Kaplan, and Schiff), Great Men of Physics
  • 1970: Author, General Remarks on Electronic Structure and the Hydrogen Molecular Ion, and General Theory of Electron Structure
  • 1970 - 1975 : University professor, University of California
  • 1972: Author, The Miracle of Freedom
  • 1975: Author, Energy: A Plan for Action
  • 1975 - : University professor emeritus, University of California Director emeritus and consultant, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory Senior research fellow, Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, Stanford, California
  • 1977: Author, Nuclear Energy in the Developing World
  • 1979: Author, Energy from Heaven and Earth
  • 1980: Author, The Pursuit of Simplicity
  • 1987: Author, Better a Shield than a Sword: Perspectives on Defense and Technology
  • 1989: Presidential Citizens Medal,
  • 1991: Author, Conversations on the Dark Secrets of Physics
  • 1998: Awarded a Magyarsag Hirneveert Dij, the highest official Hungarian government award
  • 2001: Author, Memoirs: A Twentieth-Century Journey in Science and Politics
  • 2002: Department of Energy Gold Award
  • July 2003: Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • 9 September 2003: Died at his home on Stanford campus

From the guide to the Edward Teller Papers, 1930-2003, (Hoover Institution Archives)

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Subjects:

  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Nuclear physics
  • Nuclear energy
  • Energy policy--United States
  • Arms control
  • Neutrons
  • Superconductivity
  • Atomic bomb
  • Quantum theory
  • Black holes (Astronomy)
  • Science--Security measures
  • Manhattan Project (U.S.)
  • Superconductors
  • Space sciences
  • Science and state--Government policy
  • Nuclear weapons
  • High temperature superconductivity
  • Hydrogen bomb
  • Physics
  • Energy policy

Occupations:

  • Nuclear physicists
  • Physicists

Places:

  • Hiroshima-shi (Japan) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Japan (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)