What have We Learned?

  • Edward Teller


I will not summarize the unsummarizable. I will start with a quote from Kepler, and if I don’t give it in Latin but almost in Hungarian, please forgive me. When Kepler published his great discoveries, he made a statement in the introduction which was incredibly presumptuous but at the same time even a little more modest than presumptuous. He said, this book ‘may wait 100 years for a reader.’ (Incidentally, he was right. Newton read it a century later and used it as a basis of classical physics.) I don’t mind, he went on, ‘since God has also waited six thousand years for a witness.’


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    E. Friedlander, et al., Evidence for Anomalous Nuclei Among Relativistic Projectile Fragments from Heavy Ion Collisions at 2 GeV/Nucleon, Physical Review Letters 45: 1084 (1980).CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Edward Teller
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  1. 1.Lawrence Livermore National LaboratoryUniversity of CaliforniaLivermoreUSA

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