- Leo,1898–1964, U.S. physicist, born in Hungary.
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And all this must have been done while Szilard had been sitting outside and his men had been sleeping!
Szilard began to perceive that this blind man was right in everything.
This circumstance and the night-season favoured Szilard's plans.
Szilard seized him by the arm and hoisted him on to a chair again.
Szilard could not help being struck by the terrible comicality of the idea.
- 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
- Hungarian-born American physicist who introduced the concept of the nuclear chain reaction. With Enrico Fermi, he built the world's first nuclear reactor. Szilard was instrumental in the development of the atomic bomb.
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