Teller in 1958 as Director of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
January 15, 1908|
|Died||September 9, 2003
Stanford, California, United States
George Washington University
University of Karlsruhe
|Doctoral advisor||Werner Heisenberg|
Chen Ning Yang
|Other notable students||Jack Steinberger|
1982 National Medal of Science
Augusta Maria Harkanyi
(1934â€“2000 (her death))
|Children||Paul Teller & Wendy Teller|
I tried to contribute to the defeat of the Soviets. If I contributed 1%, it is 1% of something enormous.
A fact is a simple statement that everyone believes. It is innocent, unless found guilty. A hypothesis is a novel suggestion that no one wants to believe. It is guilty, until found effective.
My experience has been in a short 77 years that in the end when you fight for a desperate cause and have good reasons to fight, you usually win.
Life improves slowly and goes wrong fast, and only catastrophe is clearly visible.
No endeavor that is worthwhile is simple in prospect; if it is right, it will be simple in retrospect.
The main purpose of science is simplicity and as we understand more things, everything is becoming simpler.
Had we not pursued the hydrogen bomb, there is a very real threat that we would now all be speaking Russian. I have no regrets.