Szilard, Leo

Szilard, Leo

Szilard, Leo
Group 10
I: Individuals and Groups
At the Phi Beta Kappa Convocation of Brandeis University, 8 October 1961. Honorary degrees were presented by university president Abram L. Sachar (center) to Gunnar Myrdal (left), professor of Economics at Stockholm University (Doctor of Laws), and to physicist Leo Szilard (right), of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies (Doctor of Humane Letters). Dr. Szilard worked with the late Enrico Fermi to achieve the initial self-sustained chain reaction of nuclear energy at the University of Chicago, December 2, 1942, which led to the development of the atomic bomb.
Szilard, Leo, 1898-1964 | Sachar, Abram L., 1899-1993 | Myrdal, Gunnar, 1898-1987 | Degrees, Honorary | Manhattan Project (U.S.)--History | Atomic bomb--History
Brandeis University
Photographic prints; 20.5 x 25.4 cm
Waltham, Massachusetts
University of Chicago. News Office. Photographs
University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center

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