Lived: Dec 29, 1911 – Jan 28, 1988 (age 76)
Spouse: Grete Keilson (m. 1959 – 1988)
Academic advisor: Nevill Francis Mott
Education: Leipzig University · University of Edinburgh · University of Bristol · Columbia University · University of Kiel
Parents: Emil Fuchs (Father)
Parties: Social Democratic Party of Germany · Communist Party of Germany · Socialist Unity Party of GermanyHighlights
- 1943: In 1943, Fuchs and Peierls went to Columbia University, in New York City, to work on the Manhattan Project.
- 1944: He was contacted by Harry Gold (codename: “Raymond”), an NKGB agent in early 1944.
- 1944: In August 1944, Fuchs joined the Theoretical Physics Division at the Los Alamos Laboratory, working under Hans Bethe.
- 1946: Most scholars agree with Hans Bethe’s 1952 assessment, which concluded that by the time Fuchs left the thermonuclear program in mid-1946, too little was known about the mechanism of the hydrogen bomb for his information to be useful to the Soviet Union.
- 1959: In 1959, Fuchs married a friend from his years as a student communist, Grete (Margarete) Keilson.
- 1988: He died in Berlin on 28 January 1988.
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