Leó Szilárd, the initiator of the theory of information, recipient of the patents of neutron chain reaction and the nuclear reactor, initiator of the movement for not using the atomic bomb, activist of the Pugwash Conferences, "the consciousness of humankind," was born in Budapest on 11 February 1898. At the centenary of his birth, the Eötvös Physical Society, the Eötvös University, in cooperation with the American Physical Society and the Pugwash Movement, furthermore the "Hungarian Scientists Abroad" Committee of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, organizes a whole-day seminar on the life, work and impact of Leó Szilárd. Invited contributors-speakers are (among others, to be confirmed):
John Silard (Maryland): Personal Recollections
The conference lectures will be published in a Szilárd Memorial Volume. The public celebration of the Szilárd Centenary will be held in the Congress Hall of the Hungarian Parliament on 10th February a.m.
The Organizing Committee asks those, who are interested to attend, to lecture, to exhibit, to contribute by text, to contact George Marx, president of the Eötvös Physical Society. (Department of Atomic Physics, Eötvös University, Puskin 5, Budapest H-1088, 36-1-2667902, fax 36-1-2660206, firstname.lastname@example.org)
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