Hans Bethe

Hans Bethe Biography

Physicist, Scientist (1906–2005)
Nobel Prize-winning physicist Hans Albrecht Bethe is known for his discoveries regarding energy generation in stars and for advocating against the use of nuclear weapons.


Born in Strasbourg, Germany, in on July 2, 906, Hans Albrecht Bethe began studying physics at an early age. Forced to flee Germany during World War II, Bethe continued his work in America and won a Nobel Prize for his discoveries around energy generation in stars. He was initially involved in development of the atomic bomb but had moral misgivings about it and later worked against development of nuclear weapons.

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