Polite, Alsatian-born Dr. Hans A.
Bethe, professor of theoretical physics at Cornell, worked three years
on the atomic bomb. Last week he brought the Senate's Atomic Energy
Committee a relieving note of cheer:
"It . . . seems extremely unlikely that there will be any possibility of
igniting the atmosphere or the sea by atomic bombs."
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