Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Leo Szilard Met HG Wells -progressive intellectual

1929 and 30 I believe were pivotal years for Szilard and in 30 he tried to form a group of international progressive intellectuals based on HG Wells' Open Conspiracy and this short period will be further documented in another post. That his association with HG Wells was not by chance but I could say "providential" in its fullest sense is staring me in the face as of this writing.

1929 Filed German patent application on the cyclotron. Met H.G. Wells.
Published, in Zeitschrift für Physik, his classic analysis of Maxwell's Demon,
in which he showed that the entropy of a unit of information was equal to k ln
1930 Met future wife Gertrude (Trude) Weiss. Attempted to organize an
international movement of progressive intellectuals based on H.G. Wells' Open
Conspiracy. Taught theoretical physics seminar with Erwin Schrödinger and John
von Neumann. Taught seminar on nuclear physics and chemistry with Lise

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