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Hans Kronberger (1920–1970) by Walter Bird Godfrey Argent Studios / Royal Society

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Kronberger, Hans (1920–1970), physicist and nuclear reactor engineer, was born in Linz, Austria, on 28 July 1920, the younger child and only son of Norbert and Olga Kronberger. His parents were Jewish and his father had inherited the family leather merchant business. At the German invasion, ...

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Rotblat, Sir Joseph (1908–2005), scientist and peace activist, was born Jósef Rotblat on 4 November 1908 in Warsaw, the eldest of five surviving children (two others died in infancy) of Zygmunt, otherwise Zelman, Rotblat, the owner of a haulage company specializing in the paper trade, and his wife, ...

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Sir Joseph Rotblat (1908–2005) by Dominick Tyler, 1995 © Dominick Tyler