Hans Bethe (1906 - 2005)
Hans Bethe was born in Germany. He served as the chief of the theoretical division for the Manhattan Project. At the end of the Second World War, Bethe, along with Edward Teller, worked on the development of the hydrogen bomb.
In 1967 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics for research in the nuclear reactions in stars. He retired from Cornell as a professor emeritus in 1975. He died on March 6, 2005 in Ithaca, New York.