Edward Teller, Hungarian-born American nuclear physicist.
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In 1908 on this date, Edward Teller was born. A Hungarian-American physicist, he was part of the Manhattan Project, the United States’ push to develop the nuclear bomb during World War II. Known colloquially as the “Father of the H-Bomb,” he did not care for the title, considering it to be in poor taste. An excellent biographical summary of Teller’s life and work may be found on the Encyclopedia Britannica website here.