Edward Teller

1908 - 2003

Edward Teller

Edward Teller (Hungarian: Teller Ede; January 15, 1908 – September 9, 2003) was a Hungarian-American theoretical physicist who is known colloquially as "the father of the hydrogen bomb" (see the Teller–Ulam design), although he did not care for the title, and was only part of a team who developed the technology. Throughout his life, Teller was known both for his scientific ability and for his difficult interpersonal relations and volatile personality. Teller was born in Hungary in 1908, and emigrated to the United States in the 1930s, one of the many so-called "Martians", a group of prominent Hungarian scientist émigrés. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edward Teller has received more than 1,417,651 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 83rd most popular physicist.

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Among physicists, Edward Teller ranks 83 out of 659Before him are Manne Siegbahn, John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, Jean Baptiste Perrin, Joseph von Fraunhofer, Dennis Gabor, and Victor Francis Hess. After him are John Bardeen, Owen Willans Richardson, Rudolf Clausius, Clinton Davisson, William Henry Bragg, and Emil Lenz.

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Among people born in 1908, Edward Teller ranks 17Before him are Ian Fleming, Lev Landau, Bette Davis, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, and Simon Wiesenthal. After him are Olivier Messiaen, John Bardeen, Anna Magnani, Geli Raubal, Mika Waltari, and Hannes Alfvén. Among people deceased in 2003, Edward Teller ranks 11Before him are Charles Bronson, Alija Izetbegović, Gregory Peck, Heydar Aliyev, Barry White, and Nina Simone. After him are Robert K. Merton, Ilya Prigogine, Elia Kazan, Maurice Gibb, Edward Said, and Soong Mei-ling.

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In Hungary

Among people born in Hungary, Edward Teller ranks 26 out of 500Before him are Árpád (845), Ignaz Semmelweis (1818), Louis I of Hungary (1326), Andrew II of Hungary (1175), Victor Vasarely (1906), and Dennis Gabor (1900). After him are Zoltán Kodály (1882), Ilona Staller (1951), Jadwiga of Poland (1374), Mary, Queen of Hungary (1371), Ernő Rubik (1944), and Archduchess Marie Valerie of Austria (1868).

Among PHYSICISTS In Hungary

Among physicists born in Hungary, Edward Teller ranks 2Before him are Dennis Gabor (1900). After him are Eugene Wigner (1902), Leo Szilard (1898), Georg von Békésy (1899), Arpad Elo (1903), Zoltán Lajos Bay (1900), and Valentine Telegdi (1922).

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