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    • Scientific American, November 2000

    • The Odd Couple and the Bomb
    • By: William Lanouette
    • Length: 25 mins
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    Like a story by Victor Hugo as told to Neil Simon, the events leading up to the creation of the atomic bomb involved accidental encounters among larger-than-life figures, especially two who did not get along - but had to. William Lanouette profiles the disciplined Italian physicist Enrico Fermi and the brilliant but lackadaisical Leo Szilard.

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