Leó Szilárd Rank
About Leó Szilárd
Hungarian-born American physicist Leó Szilárd gained global recognition in 1933 when he first hypothesized the “nuclear chain reaction” concept. The following year, he patented the main information for the “nuclear fission reactor”.
Szilárd also played a key role in the famous Manhattan Project after writing the letter which led to the commencement of the project. The letter was signed by famous physicist Albert Einstein.
He was the son of Tekla Vidor and Lajos Spitz. His two siblings were called Rózsi and Béla. In 1951, he tied the knot with Getrud Weiss. Before that, he was in a relationship with Gerda Philipsborn, an opera singer.
Szilárd studied at institutions like Humboldt University, Budapest Technical University and Technical University of Berlin.
In 1960, he was awarded the Albert Einstein Award. A year before that, he received the Atoms for Peace Award.
At the age of 18 years, he received a national award in mathematics.
He was a member of the physicist group called ‘The Martians’.
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F.A.Q. about Leó Szilárd
When is his birthday?
Leó Szilárd's birthday is on February 11, 1898.
In how many days is his birthday?
Leó's birthday is in 268 days
How old was Leó when he died?
He was 66 years old.
When did he die?
He died in May 30, 1964.
How old would he be today?
Leó Szilárd would be 124 years old if he was alive today.
Where was Leó from?
He was born in Budapest, Hungary.
Leó Szilárd's Popularity
Leó Szilárd was a famous Hungarian-American physicist, who was born on February 11, 1898. As a person born on this date, Leó Szilárd is listed in our database as the 48th most popular celebrity for the day (February 11) and the 24th most popular for the year (1898).
People born on February 11 fall under the Zodiac sign of Aquarius, the Water Bearer. Leó Szilárd is the 1820th most popular Aquarius.
Aside from information specific to Leó Szilárd's birthday, Leó Szilárd is the 11th most famous Hungarian-American and ranks 13th in famous people born in Budapest, Hungary.
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