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 (zĭl′ərd, zə-lärd′), Leo 1898-1964.
Hungarian-born American physicist and biologist. A member of the Manhattan Project, he helped develop the first atomic bomb. Szilard was later opposed to the construction and use of all nuclear weapons and devoted himself to studying molecular biology.
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(Biography) Leo. 1898–1964, US physicist, born in Hungary, who originated the idea of a self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction (1934). He worked on the atomic bomb during World War II but later pressed for the international control of nuclear weapons
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(ˈsɪl ɑrd)

Leo, 1898–1964, U.S. physicist, born in Hungary.
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Szilard failed, and with him the community of scientists failed.
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On November 5, 2010 Benedict XVI spoke about the example of the newly beatified Blessed Szilard Bogdanffy, who after his episcopal consecration was arrested by the communist regime and died in prison.
Berlin-Hamlet, originally published in Hungarian in 2003, is a curious, often enigmatic cycle of poems by Szilard Borbely (b.
This fascinating book describes prewar life in Budapest and the incredible achievements of nine of the extraordinary men it produced: Leo Szilard, Edward Teller and Eugene Wigner, scientists who were instrumental in producing the atomic bomb for the US; John von Neuman, whose work led to the computer; Arthur Koestler, author of Darkness at Noon; photographers Robert Capa and Andre Kertesz; and filmmakers Alexander Korda (The Third Man) and Michael Curtiz (Casablanca).
A connection between energy and information had been described by Szilard (1929).
Scientists Leo Szilard, Eugene Wigner, John von Neumann and Edward Teller helped steer the Manhattan Project during World War II; Andre Kertesz and Robert Capa are icons in the history of photography; filmmaker Michael Curtiz directed the immortal Casablanca, while Alexander Korda produced The Third Man and other landmark films.
He was an Einstein protege named Leo Szilard, who probably wrote the letter that went to Roosevelt over Einstein's name.
Middlesbrough striker Szilard Nemeth has joined Strasbourg.