EDWARD TELLER - FLYER SIGNED CIRCA 1982 - HFSID 218202
Sale Price $252.00
This flyer for a lecture in 1982 is signed by the nuclear physicist in ink
Flyer signed: "Edward Teller", 1p, 8¼x11. Announcement of a lecture by Teller, "The Future of Technology". San Fernando Valley Hall, 1982 September 23. Edward Teller (1908-2003), often referred to as the “Father of the Hydrogen Bomb”, was born in Hungary and educated in Germany before fleeing the Nazis. He worked on the Manhattan Project, which developed the atomic (fission) bomb, but was already looking forward to the even greater power which might be unleashed by nuclear fusion. Teller influenced U.S. Presidents of both parties with his advocacy of nuclear weapons, nuclear energy, and the Strategic DefenseInitiative. Teller made headlines in 1954 when he testified that he, personally, did not trust nuclear physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer enough to renew his security clearance. As a result of this hearing, Oppenheimer, another one of the pioneering scientists behind nuclear weapons, had his United States security clearance revoked. In his memoirs, Teller observed: "I deeply regret the deaths and injuries that resulted from the atomic bombings, but my best explanation of why I do not regret working on weapons is a question: What if we hadn't?" Slightly creased. Tack holes and impressions at top. Otherwise, fine condition.
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