Edward Teller
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"Edward Teller" was a Hungarian American/Hungarian-born American Theoretical physics/theoretical physicist who, although he claimed he did not care for the title, is known colloquially as "the father of the hydrogen bomb". He made numerous contributions to Nuclear physics/nuclear and molecular physics, spectroscopy (in particular, the Jahn–Teller effect/Jahn–Teller and Renner–Teller effect/Renner–Teller effects) and Surface science/surface physics. His extension of Enrico Fermi's theory of beta decay, in the form of the so-called Gamow–Teller transitions, provided an important stepping stone in its application, while the Jahn–Teller effect and the BET theory/Brunauer–Emmett–Teller (BET) theory have retained their original formulation and are still mainstays in physics and chemistry. Teller also made contributions to Thomas–Fermi model/Thomas–Fermi theory, the precursor of density functional theory, a standard modern tool in the Quantum mechanics/quantum mechanical treatment of complex molecules. In 1953, along with Nicholas Metropolis and Marshall Rosenbluth, Teller co-authored a paper which is a standard starting point for the applications of the Monte Carlo method to statistical mechanics.

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A fact is a simple statement that everyone believes. It is innocent, unless found guilty. A hypothesis is a novel suggestion that no one wants to believe. It is guilty, until found effective.

Two paradoxes are better than one; they may even suggest a solution.

There's no system foolproof enough to defeat a sufficiently great fool.

The science of today is the technology of tomorrow.

The main purpose of science is simplicity and as we understand more things, everything is becoming simpler.

I tried to contribute to the defeat of the Soviets. If I contributed 1%, it is 1% of something enormous.

No endeavor that is worthwhile is simple in prospect; if it is right, it will be simple in retrospect.

Secrecy, once accepted, becomes an addiction.

Physics is, hopefully, simple. Physicists are not.

My experience has been in a short 77 years that in the end when you fight for a desperate cause and have good reasons to fight, you usually win.