Richard Garwin

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Garwin in 2011

Richard Lawrence Garwin (born April 19, 1928) is an American physicist. He is widely known to be the author of the first hydrogen bomb design.[1]

Garwin was born in Cleveland, Ohio.[2] He received his bachelor's degree from the Case Institute of Technology in 1947, and two years later his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago under the supervision of Enrico Fermi.

In 2016, President Barack Obama honored Garwin with a Presidential Medal of Freedom.[3]

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  1. William J. Broad (November 16, 1999). "Physicist and Rebel Is Bruised, Not Beaten". The New York Times.
  2. Earl Lane (January 17, 2006). "Physicist Richard Garwin: A Life In Labs And The Halls Of Power". American Association for the Advancement of Science.
  3. "President Obama Names Recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom". The White House. November 16, 2016. Retrieved November 16, 2016.

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