This celebrity goo was created by player Erik Bates.
Scott Hardie made minor changes to the explanation provided by Erik.
publication date: Wednesday, December 8, 2021 (part of Winter 2022)
clue: He patently believed in nuclear fission, but couldn't stop the chain reaction that led to dropping the bomb on Japan.
explanation: Szilard conceived the nuclear chain reaction in 1933, patented the idea of a nuclear fission reactor in 1934, and drafted a petition in an attempt to avert the United States's use of the atomic bomb against Japan. more…
intended difficulty: hard