(1902 - 1995)
Received Nobel Prize in 1963 for research on structure of atom & its nucleus. Responsible for the Manhattan Project idea and letter to President Roosevelt. Designed the first fast neutron breeder reactor. He and von Neumann were in the same class. Received Fermi Award and shared the Atoms for Peace Award with fellow Hungarian Leo Szilárd. He was also a member of the US Atomic Energy Commission and a Professor at Princeton.
Co-developed the atomic bomb and is known as the
Father of Nuclear Engineering.
See Wigner Bio at the History of Mathematics Archive at the University of St. Andrews or
See Wigner Bio at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
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