Hans Bethe

Hans Bethe
Born: July 2, 1906
in Strasbourg
Hans Albrecht Bethe (German pronunciation: [ˈhans ˈbeːtə] (listen); July 2, 1906 – March 6, 2005) was a German-American theoretical physicist who made major contributions to nuclear physics, astrophysics, quantum electrodynamics, and solid-state physics, and who won the 1967 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on the theory of stellar nucleosynthesis. For most of his career, Bethe was a professor at Cornell University.During World War II, he was head of the Theoretical Division at the secret Los Alamos laboratory that developed the first atomic bombs. There he played a key role in calculating the critical mass of the weapons and developing the theory behind the implosion method used in both the Trinity test and the "Fat Man" weapon dropped on Nagasaki in August 1945. After the war, Bethe also...
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Award

  • 2001
    Bruce Medal
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  • 1993
    Bakerian Lecture
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    Oersted Medal
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  • 1992
    Albert Einstein Peace Prize
    • N/A
  • 1990
    Oskar Klein Medal
    • N/A
  • 1989
    Lomonosov Gold Medal
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  • 1981
    Leo Szilard Lectureship Award
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  • 1976
    Niels Bohr International Gold Medal
    • N/A
  • 1975
    National Medal of Science
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  • 1967
    Nobel Prize in Physics
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  • 1963
    Rumford Prize
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  • 1961
    Enrico Fermi Award
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    Eddington Medal
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  • 1959
    Franklin Medal
    • N/A
  • 1957
    Foreign Member of the Royal Society
    • N/A
    Member of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States
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  • 1955
    Max Planck Medal
    • N/A
  • 1948
    Henry Draper Medal
    • N/A

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