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In 2007–2008, Science and Technology Review published the following series to mark the 100th anniversary of Edward Teller's birth on January 15, 1908.

January/
February
2007

Another Step for High-Energy-Density Science and Teller’s Legacy
This January, we begin a journey that will trace and celebrate the intellectual contributions of one of Lawrence Livermore’s founders—Edward Teller. More…

Edward Teller and High-Energy-Density Physics
After beginning his career by brilliantly applying the new quantum mechanics to the physics of atoms and molecules, Edward Teller began to show keen interest in high-energy-density (HED) physics—the science of matter and energy above 1 million atmospheres in pressure. More…

 

March
2007

From Sound Waves to Stars: Teller’s Contributions to Shock Physics
Throughout his career, Edward Teller displayed a genius for building bridges of discovery between basic and applied science. More…

April
2007

A Search for Patterns and Connections: Highlights of Teller’s Contributions to Computational and Mathematical Physics
Edward Teller began thinking about numbers before he was even five years old. In Memoirs, he recalls a game he played as he went to sleep. More…

May
2007

Exchanging Insights on Quantum Behavior: Teller’s Contributions to Condensed-Matter Physics
For Edward Teller, scientific research was a collaborative venture. He thrived on the exchange of ideas with other scientists. More…

June
2007

A Gifted Teacher of Applied and Fundamental Physics: Highlights of Teller’s Contributions to Education
Had theoretical and applied physics not laid first claim to his talents, Edward Teller’s gift for teaching would be his enduring legacy. More…

July/
August
2007

Taking on the Stars: Teller’s Contributions to Plasma and Space Physics
In Memoirs, Edward Teller recalls that the founding of Lawrence Livermore brought together physicists from two research areas: thermonuclear weapons design and controlled fusion. More…

September
2007

From Fission to Fusion and Beyond: Teller’s Contributions to Applied Physics and Defense
The discovery of nuclear fission in Germany in 1939 was a turning point for scientists. More…

October
2007

Back to Basics: Teller’s Contributions to Atomic and Molecular Physics
Edward Teller kept a small statue in his Livermore office of the Greek philosopher Democritos. More…

November
2007

Probing Deep into the Nucleus: Teller’s Contributions to Nuclear and Particle Physics
As researcher, theoretician, colleague, educator, and mentor, Edward Teller influenced every field of physics. More…

December
2007

Power to the People: Teller’s Contributions to Nuclear Power Research
When nuclear fission was discovered in 1939, Edward Teller saw its enormous potential for both military and civilian uses. More…

January/
February
2008

The Edward Teller Centennial
Edward Teller, whose centennial we are celebrating this month, was a remarkable man. More…

Edward Teller’s Century: Celebrating the Man and His Vision
Physicist, visionary, patriot, cofounder of Lawrence Livermore, adviser to presidents, educator, musician, friend, colleague, husband, and father, Edward Teller deeply influenced the 20th century both in the scientific and policy arenas. More…

 

 

Related Articles

October
2003

Edward Teller (1908–2003): A Life Dedicated to Science
Dr. Edward Teller, world-renowned physicist, cofounder of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and a lifelong advocate for education, died September 9, 2003. He was 95. More…

July/
August
1998

Celebrating Edward Teller at 90
Reaching one’s 90th birthday is in itself an achievement. More…

   
   

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