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Leo Szilard & The Bomb

Robert Oppenheimer is the name that most people would associate with the development of the Atomi...

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15.29 10 Sep 2020


Leo Szilard & The Bomb


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15.29 10 Sep 2020


Robert Oppenheimer is the name that most people would associate with the development of the Atomic bomb.

He famously invoked a line from the ancient Hindu text The Bhagavad Gita saying "Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds."

But of course, this project involved hundreds of Scientists among the most interesting of whom, Leo Szilard, is the subject of a new BBC Podcast “The Bomb”.

Emily Strasser is the host of “The Bomb”.


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