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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."
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National Bank of Ithaca, New York. This check from the periodical
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