Edward Teller (Hungarian: Teller Ede; Januar 15, 1908 – September 9, 2003) wis a Hungarian-born American theoretical pheesicist[1][2][3] who, althou he claimed he did nae care for the teetle,[4] is kent colloquially as "the faither o the hydrogen bomb".

Edward Teller
Teller in 1958 as Director o the Lawrence Livermore Naitional Laboratory.
Born15 Januar 1908(1908-01-15)
Budapest, Austrick-Hungary
(nou Hungary)
Dee'd9 September 2003(2003-09-09) (aged 95)
Stanford, Californie, Unitit States
ResidenceUnitit States
Alma mater
Kent for
  • Augusta Maria Harkanyi
    (1934–2000 (her daith))
  • Twa bairns
Scientific career
FieldsPheesics (theoretical[1]
Doctoral advisorWerner Heisenberg
Doctoral students
Ither notable studentsJack Steinberger


  1. a b Hoddeson, Lillian (1993). "Setting up Project Y: June 1942 to March 1943". Critical Assembly: A Technical History of Los Alamos During the Oppenheimer Years, 1943–1945. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge Univ. Press. ISBN 0-521-44132-3.
  2. Heilbron, ed. by J. L. (2005). "Edward Teller". The Oxford guide to the history of physics and astronomy. Oxford [u.a.]: Oxford Univ. Press. pp. 286–290. ISBN 978-0-19-517198-3.CS1 maint: extra text: authors leet (link)
  3. Academies, National Academy of Engineering, National Research Council of the National (2003). "Biographies". The carbon dioxide dilemma : promising technologies and policies ; proceedings of a symposium, April 23–24, 2002. Washington, D.C.: National Academies Press. pp. 129–140 [135]. ISBN 0-309-08921-2.
  4. "I have always considered that description in poor taste." (Teller, Memoirs, p. 546.)