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Hans A. Bethe, Ph.D.

World-famous theoretical physicist-Nobel Prize

SUMMARY: This is a check signed by Hans A. Bethe. Price:$125.00

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Check signed by Hans A. Bethe

Hans Albrecht Bethe ; (July 2, 1906--March 6, 2005), was a German-American physicist who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1967 for his work on the theory of stellar nucleosynthesis.This theory goes to the heart of our understanding of how all the known elements in the universe were formed. During World War II, he was head of the Theoretical Division at the secret Los Alamos laboratory developing the first atomic bombs. There he played a key role in calculating the critical mass of the weapons, and did theoretical work on the implosion method, along with Kistiakowsky, used in both the Trinity test and the "Fat Man" weapon dropped on Nagasaki, Japan.

During the early 1950s, Bethe also played an important role in the development of the hydrogen bomb, though he had originally joined the project with the hope of proving it could not be made. Bethe later campaigned together with Albert Einstein in the Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists against nuclear testing and the nuclear arms race. He influenced the White House to sign the ban of atmospheric nuclear tests in 1963 and Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty (SALT I) in 1972. His scientific research never ceased even into the later years of his life. He is one of the few scientists who can claim a major paper in his field every decade of his career, which spanned nearly sixty years. Freeman Dyson called Bethe the "supreme problem solver of the 20th century."

This offering is a check signed as Hans A. Bethe and a stamp Pay to The First National Bank of Ithaca, New York. This check from the periodical Scientific American may have been payment for an article contributed by Bethe.

Check signed by Hans A. Bethe

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