Szilard Leo

Also found in: Dictionary.


(zĭl′ərd, zə-lärd′), Leo 1898-1964.
Hungarian-born American physicist and biologist. A member of the Manhattan Project, he helped develop the first atomic bomb. Szilard was later opposed to the construction and use of all nuclear weapons and devoted himself to studying molecular biology.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.