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Volume 78, 2014Wigner 111 – Colourful & Deep Scientific Symposium
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Eugene P. Wigner’s Visionary Contributions to Generations-I through IV Fission Reactors
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Published online: 25 September 2014
Among Europe’s greatest scientists who fled to Britain and America in the 1930s, Eugene P. Wigner made instrumental advances in reactor physics, reactor design and technology, and spent nuclear fuel processing for both purposes of developing atomic weapons during world-war II and nuclear power afterwards. Wigner who had training in chemical engineering and self-education in physics first gained recognition for his remarkable articles and books on applications of Group theory to Quantum mechanics, Solid state physics and other topics that opened new branches of Physics.
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