OBITUARY: Edward Teller
HE WAS a one-footed, mathematical genius who could move from the chess board to the ping pong table with aplomb; but he was also the ``father of the hydrogen bomb'' whose advocacy of the arms race would drain the Soviet Union,precipitating the end of the Cold War.
His enthusiasm for super bombs led to him, with the German rocket scientist Wernher von Braun, becoming the model for the ``mad'' scientist in Stanley Kubrick's film,Dr Strangelove.
However,Edward Teller believed in the balance of terror between the two great powers as a means of maintaining a kind of peace, which took little account of the localised wars,most significantly in Vietnam.
But his …
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Publication information: Article title: OBITUARY: Edward Teller. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Post (Liverpool, England). Publication date: September 12, 2003. Page number: 13. © 2009 MGN Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group.
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