Edward Teller PhD
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Edward Teller PhD (1908 - 2003)

Edward Teller PhD
Born in Budapest, Austria-Hungarymap
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Husband of — married Feb 1934 [location unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Stanford, California, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 6 Jul 2016
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Ede "Edward" Teller was born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary on Jan 15, 1908. Edward married Auguszta (Augusta) Maria Harkanyi (1909–2000). He died in in Illinois, USA on Sep 9, 2003. His burial location is unknown at this time.[1]

Edward Teller was a Hungarian-American theoretical physicist who is known colloquially as "the father of the hydrogen bomb", although he did not care for the title.[1] He made numerous contributions to nuclear and molecular physics, spectroscopy (in particular the Jahn–Teller and Renner–Teller effects), and surface physics. His extension of Enrico Fermi's theory of beta decay, in the form of Gamow–Teller transitions, provided an important stepping stone in its application, while the Jahn–Teller effect and the Brunauer–Emmett–Teller (BET) theory have retained their original formulation and are still mainstays in physics and chemistry.[2] Teller also made contributions to Thomas–Fermi theory, the precursor of density functional theory, a standard modern tool in the quantum mechanical treatment of complex molecules. In 1953, along with Nicholas Metropolis, Arianna Rosenbluth, Marshall Rosenbluth, and Augusta Teller, Teller co-authored a paper that is a standard starting point for the applications of the Monte Carlo method to statistical mechanics.[3] Throughout his life, Teller was known both for his scientific ability and for his difficult interpersonal relations and volatile personality.


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  • Wikipedia article on Edward Teller, accessed Aug 6, 2016
  • Blumberg, Stanley; Panos, Louis (1990). Edward Teller: Giant of The Golden Age of Physics. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company. ISBN 0-684-19042-7.
  • "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K7SP-2K6 : accessed 6 November 2016), Edward Teller, Tract 5, District of Columbia, Police Precinct 8, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 1-280A, sheet 16A, family 340, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 562.
  • "United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V94J-G68 : 20 May 2014), Edward Teller, 09 Sep 2003; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).
  • "Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV9-B2JG : 13 December 2015), Edward Teller, 2003; Burial, , , ,, ; citing Find A Grave: Memorial #7855545, Find a Grave,

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Teller-253 and Teller-207 appear to represent the same person because: same birth, death
posted by Cari (Ebert) Starosta

Rejected matches › Edward Thomas Taylor (abt.1908-)