AUTHORGolovin, Igor
TITLEFather of the Soviet Bomb
PERIODICAL TITLEBulletin of the Atomic Scientists
DATE PUBLISHED1967
VOLUME NUMBER23
ISSUE NUMBERDecember
PAGE NUMBERS13-18
ISSN0096-3402
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This article follows the career of physicist Igor Kurchatov through the Soviet nuclear program and the detonation of both fission and fusion bombs. Author Igor Golovin details Kurchatov’s efforts, especially his organizational abilities as scientific director of atomic research. The article, written during the Cold War, is a condensed version of Golovin’s biography of Kurchatov with interspersed commentary by Eugene Rabinowitch, then editor-in-chief of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.


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