Ted Taylor

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Birthday
11, 1925
Birthplace
Mexico
Death Date
Oct 28, 2004 (79)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
11, 1925
Birthplace
Mexico
Death Date
Oct 28, 2004 (79)

About

Theoretical physicist who designed nuclear weapons as part of Project Orion. He helped design the Super Oralloy Bomb, which at the time was the largest pure fission bomb ever.

Before Fame

He served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1946 and later earned his PhD in Theoretical Physics from Cornell University.

Trivia

After Project Orion, he became a strong advocate for worldwide nuclear disarmament and worked for the Defense Atomic Support Agency.

Family Life

He had a daughter named Kathy.

Associated With

He and Tom Banks are both theoretical physicists who have taught at the University of Santa Cruz.