Samuel Cohen

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Birthday
25, 1921
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Nov 28, 2010 (89)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
25, 1921
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Nov 28, 2010 (89)

About

Famous for developing a nuclear weapon known as the W70, this New York-born physicist is considered an early architect of the combined fission and fusion neutron bomb.

Before Fame

After earning degrees in physics and mathematics at the University of California-Los Angeles, he joined the famous Manhattan project, studying neutron behavior in the atomic bomb that would devastate Nagasaki, Japan and help bring about the end of World War II.

Trivia

He worked for the RAND Corporation during the 1950s.

Family Life

He grew up in New York City as the son of Austrian-Jewish immigrants.

Associated With

He and fellow physicist Roy Glauber were both involved in the Manhattan Project.