Jun 19,1953- Rosenbergs Executed
On this day in 1953, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who were convicted of conspiring to pass U.S. atomic secrets to the Soviets, are executed at Sing Sing Prison in Ossining, New York.
The Communist Spy (Maybe) Behind This Year's Nobel Prize in Physics
How neutrino research stems from—and validates—a physicist who defected to the Soviet Union in the 1950s
Robert Meeropol
Robert Meeropol (born Robert Rosenberg in 1947) is the younger son of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg. Meeropol was born in New York City. His father Julius was an electrical engineer and a member of the...
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Irving Kaufman
Irving Robert Kaufman (June 24, 1910 – February 1, 1992) was a federal judge in the United States. He is best remembered for imposing the controversial death sentences on Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.<...
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The Communist Spy (Maybe) Behind This Year's Nobel Prize in Physics
How neutrino research stems from—and validates—a physicist who defected to the Soviet Union in the 1950s
Howard Morland
Howard Morland (born September 14, 1942) is an American journalist and activist against nuclear weapons who, in 1979, became famous for apparently discovering the "secret" of the hydrogen bomb (the Te...
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Bruno Pontecorvo
Bruno Pontecorvo (Russian: Бру́но Макси́мович Понтеко́рво, Bruno Maksimovich Pontekorvo; August 22, 1913 – September 24, 1993) was an Italian nuclear physicist, an early assistant of Enrico Fermi ...
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Ivy Meeropol
Ivy Meeropol (born 1968) is the director and producer of the 2004 documentary Heir to an Execution. She is the daughter of Michael Meeropol and Ann Karus Meeropol and granddaughter of Julius and Ethe...
L clearance
An L clearance is a security clearance used by the United States Department of Energy (DOE) and Nuclear Regulatory Commission for civilian access relating to nuclear materials and information under th...
Perseus (spy)
Perseus was the codename of a possible Soviet spy alleged to have breached U.S. national security at Los Alamos during the Manhattan project. This name is also given to a spy at White Sands Missile Ra...
Born secret
"Born secret" and "born classified" are both terms which refer to a policy of information being classified from the moment of its inception, usually regardless of where it was being created, usually i...
David Greenglass
David Greenglass (March 2, 1922 – July 1, 2014) was an atomic spy for the Soviet Union who worked on the Manhattan Project. He provided testimony that helped convict his sister and brother-in-law Ethe...
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Martin Kamen
Martin David Kamen (August 27, 1913, Toronto – August 31, 2002) was a physicist inside the Manhattan project. Together with Sam Ruben, he co-discovered the synthesis of the isotope carbon-14 on ...
Wen Ho Lee
Dr. Wen Ho Lee (Chinese: 李文和; pinyin: Lǐ Wénhé; born December 21, 1939 in Nantou City, Taiwan) is a Taiwanese American scientist who worked for the University of California at the Los Alamos N...
Ivy Mike
Ivy Mike was the codename given to the first test of a full-scale thermonuclear device, in which part of the explosive yield comes from nuclear fusion. It was detonated on November 1, 1952 by the Unit...
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Atomic spies
"Atomic spies" or "Atom spies" were people in the United States, Great Britain, and Canada who are known to have illicitly given information about nuclear weapons production or design to the Soviet Un...
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John Aristotle Phillips
John Aristotle Phillips is a U.S. entrepreneur specializing in political campaigns who became famous for attempting to design a nuclear weapon while a student.
Phillips was born in August 1955 to ...
Klaus Fuchs
Emil Julius Klaus Fuchs (29 December 1911 – 28 January 1988) was a German-born British theoretical physicist and atomic spy who in 1950 was convicted of supplying information from the American, B...
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Thermonuclear weapon
A thermonuclear weapon is a nuclear weapon that uses the energy from a primary nuclear fission reaction to compress and ignite a secondary nuclear fusion reaction. The result is greatly increased expl...
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Marshall Perlin
Marshall Perlin (August 23, 1920 – December 31, 1998) was a civil-liberties lawyer, who along with Emanuel Hirsch Bloch, defended Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. He came to the trial after the sentencing,...
History of the Teller–Ulam design
This article chronicles the history and origins of the Teller-Ulam design, the technical concept behind modern thermonuclear weapons, also known as the hydrogen bomb. This design, the details of whic...
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Morton Sobell
Morton Sobell (born April 11, 1917) is an American former engineer with General Electric and Reeves Electronics who worked on military and government contracts, and who was subsequently found guilty o...
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Theodore Hall
Theodore Alvin Hall (October 20, 1925 – November 1, 1999) was an American physicist and an atomic spy for the Soviet Union, who, during his work on US efforts to develop the first and second atom...
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Ruth Greenglass
Ruth Leah Greenglass (née Printz; April 30, 1924 – April 7, 2008) was an atomic spy along with her husband David.
Ruth Leah Printz was born on April 30, 1924, in New York City to Max Printz and Ti...
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Semyon Semyonov
Semyon Markovich Semyonov (1911 – 1986) was a Soviet intelligence agent. He was born in Odessa and graduated from the Moscow Textile Institute in 1936 with a specialty in power engineering. Of Jewish...