People, Mar. 14, 1955

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Of all the Western scientists who have rustled into the folds of the Iron Curtain, few vanished more completely than Italian-born Nuclear Physicist Bruno Pontecorvo. In late 1950 Pontecorvo, his head and perhaps his luggage crammed with hydrogen-bomb secrets gleaned from his U.S., Canadian and British research, landed in Helsinki without a Finnish visa. He cheerfully surrendered his passport, was not impolitely detained. Within an hour, Pontecorvo, his Swedish-born wife and their three children dropped out of sight. But passengers on the airline...

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