Teller (1908 - 2003) was born in Hungary and educated in Germany. He came to the
United States in 1935. A theoretical physicist, he worked on nuclear
weapons during and after World War II, and was instrumental in the
development of the hydrogen bomb. A staunch advocate of national military
preparedness, Teller was involved in several controversies, most
recently the debate regarding national missile defense. He helped found
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, where he was Director Emeritus,
he was also a Senior Research Fellow at Stanford University's Hoover
This biography was last updated on 07/01/2010.
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