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Teller, Edward

An American physicist of the twentieth century, born in Hungary.

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Teller is known for his research on nuclear fission and fusion and for his firm support for development of nuclear weapons in the United States. (See Albert Einstein.)

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Teller is called the father of the hydrogen bomb.
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