The Persian Gulf - -If lt's Still There


The Persian Gulf - -If lt's Still There


Edward Teller


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(This information was taken from the Distinguished Scientist Lecture Series Program 1980-81).

Dr. Teller was born in Budapest, Hungary, and studied in Germany where he received his doctorate from the University of Leipzig. He spent a year in Copenhagen studying under Niels Bohr as a Rockefeller Fellow. In 1935, Dr. Teller left Europe for a professorship in physics at George Washington University. He taught briefly at Columbia University, and in 1942, became a physicist with the Manhattan Project, the government-sponsored research program which developed the atomic bomb. Dr. Teller resumed academic work as a professor of physics at the University of Chicago, before returning to the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory as its assistant director in 1949. From 1954 to 1975, he was associated with the Lawrence Livermore Radiation Laboratory, and is now its director emeritus. Since 1975, Dr. Teller has been a senior research fellow at the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace. Dr. Teller has received the Joseph Priestly Memorial Award, the Albert Einstein Award and the Fermi Award. He is the author of several books including The Legacy of Hiroshima (with A. Brown), The Reluctant Revolutionary, and Energy: A Plan for Action.

Dr. Teller's career has included research in chemistry, plasma and nuclear physics, quantum theory, thermonuclear reactions, astrophysics, spectroscopy of polyatomic molecules, and the statistical mechanics of fluids. Dr. Teller is interested in the applications of nuclear energy, particularly as part of a comprehensive energy plan for the United States. Recently he has devoted his energies to a study of America's dependence upon foreign oil and its economic and political implications. Dr. Teller will speak on ''The Persian Gulf: If It's Still There.''



Creation Date

December 13, 1980

The Persian Gulf - -If lt's Still There