Leo Szilard (1898 - 1964)

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A Hungarian physicist, he was best known for encouraging Albert Einstein to warn President Roosevelt about the atomic bomb. He later worked with Enrico Fermi to construct the first nuclear reactor. He circulated petitions among the scientists demanding greater scientific input on the future use of atomic weapons. After the war, he continued to worked toward peaceful uses of atomic energy and international arms control.

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