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Leo Szilard (1898 – 1964)

Leo Szilard (1898 – 1964) was a Hungarian-German-American physicist and inventor. His initial studies were in engineering. He left Hungary for Germany in 1919, where he began his study of physics. He conceived the nuclear chain reaction in 1933, patented the idea of a nuclear reactor with Enrico Fermi in 1934. After World War II, he changed his focus to molecular biology and helped to found the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. He was an avid promoter of the peaceful use of atomic energy, and in 1961 published a book of short stories, The Voice of the Dolphins, that dealt with the moral and ethical issues raised by his own role in the development of atomic weapons.

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