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Edward Teller

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Edward Teller's Biography

Edward Teller (Hungarian: Teller Ede; January 15, 1908 – September 9, 2003) was a Hungarian-American theoretical physicist, known colloquially as "the father of the hydrogen bomb", even though he claimed he did not care for the title. Teller made numerous contributions to nuclear and molecular physics, spectroscopy (the Jahn–Teller and Renner–Teller effects), and surface physics. His extension of Fermi's theory of beta decay (in the form of the so-called Gamow–Teller transitions) provided an important stepping stone in the applications of this theory. The Jahn–Teller effect and the BET theory have retained their original formulation and are still mainstays in physics and chemistry. Teller also made contributions to Thomas–Fermi theory, the precursor of density functional theory, a standard modern tool in the quantum mechanical treatment of complex molecules. In 1953, along with Nicholas Metropolis and Marshall Rosenbluth, Teller co-authored a paper which is a standard starting point for the applications of the Monte Carlo method to statistical mechanics.

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  • Google's secret lab has plenty of resources, and wild ideas

      News Source: Denver Post | 1 month ago
    Some people thought he was describing a futuristic fantasy, perhaps a remote desert island where robots roam free...At a time when other tech companies have trimmed research budgets or focused tightly on their core business, Google's X division is
  • Secret Google lab 'rewards failure'

      News Source: BBC | 3 months ago
    Mr Teller's futuristic glass business card gives his job title as "Captain of Moonshots". He was born in Cambridge, England, and is the grandson of the theoretical physicist Edward Teller, who's known as the "father of the hydrogen bomb". 'Only
  • Meet The Mastermind Behind Driverless Cars, Glass And More: Google's 'Chief ...

      News Source: BusinessInsider | 7 months ago
    Google X is a department of Google that's based 3 minutes from the search engine's headquarters in Mountain View, California.  It is where Google employees quietly hack away at driverless cars, Google Glass, and other "moon shots" big ideas that will

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