Science: Powerful Brain

One of Nazi Germany's greatest gifts to the U. S. is Professor Hans Albrecht Bethe of Cornell University. A brilliant theorist in atomic physics, modest, demure Dr. Bethe probes straight to the core of an abstruse problem, then brings to bear on that core his remarkable mathematical equipment so that the answer comes leap ing out like a weasel out of a smoked hole. Educated at Kiel, Frankfort and Munich, Hans Bethe, whose mother is Jewish, was holding a post at Munich when the Nazis came in. He left Germany in 1933, taught and...

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