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Szilard

Leo. 1898--1964, US physicist, born in Hungary, who originated the idea of a self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction (1934). He worked on the atomic bomb during World War II but later pressed for the international control of nuclear weapons
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Leo Szilard was greatly engaged in all these abstractions, and I spent many afternoons in the last year or so of his life talking with him about them at the Salk Institute.
Groves is intelligent and well educated --as he is quick to inform the scientists--but he is a no-nonsense, by-the-book military man and remains baffled by Szilard and his team, whom he characterizes as "yakkers" and "crackpots." He doesn't understand why the scientists sit around and talk instead of work, and he won't listen when they tell him that is how they work.
(Germany invaded Belgium in WWI and would occupy it in WWII, even though Belgium declared neutrality in both conflicts.) Szilard remembered that before arriving in America, Einstein had lived in Belgium briefly and become close to the royal family.
(Umpleby, 1975) Indeed the works of Szilard and Bremermann also use the term 'information'.
Marton begins her book with an event that unquestionably changed the world--Leo Szilard's and Eugene Wigner's July 1939 visit to Albert Einstein in the United States that eventually led to the detonation of the world's first atom bomb.
Szilard was assigned a dissertation topic by Nobel laureate Max Van Laue.
HEADING FOR STALEMATE: Boro frontman Szilard Nemeth loses out in the air to AZ's Stijn Schaars
ZZ TOP: Szilard Nemeth and Bolo Zenden celebrate the striker's first goal
McClaren's men cruised into a comfortable lead within 22 minutes as reserve strikers Szilard Nemeth and Joseph-Desire Job justified their selection with a goal apiece.
Both goals resulted from set-plays, Joseph-Desire Job scored the first from close range and Szilard Nemeth netted the clincher with substitute Barry Hayles grabbing a consolation in injury time.
nMalcolm Christie has a broken leg so Massimo Maccarone, Szilard Nemeth and Michael Ricketts are in contention to lead the line, while Juninho may also get a start.
First Szilard Nemeth drilled home the equaliser on the hour, and two minutes later Juninho struck an exquisite, dipping left-foot shot beyond Paul Robinson to put the hosts into the lead.