Alexander Langsdorf

Dr. Alexander Langsdorf (1912-1996) was an American physicist who worked under Enrico Fermi at the University of Chicago.

He helped design the nuclear reactor Chicago Pile-2, following the success of Chicago Pile-1. He signed the Szilard Petition, which attempted to avert the use of the atomic bomb against Japan. After the war, Langsdorf become an outspoken opponent of the proliferation of nuclear weapons and helped found the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Alexander Langsdorf's Timeline

  • 1945 to 1977 Worked at Argonne National Laboratory until retirement.
  • 1996 May 24th Died in Chicago, IL.
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