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!!His Fate Was Larger than Himself: Andrei D. Sakharov’s Centenary

On the occasion of the centenary of the birth of Andrei Sakharov (in May), [István Hargittai|Member/Hargittai_István], member of the [Chemical sciences section|Acad_Main/Sections/Chemical_sciences] of Academia Europaea, has published an article in the [European Review|Acad_Main/Publications/European_Review]:
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"''The world-renowned physicist Andrei D. Sakharov (1921–1989) was ‘the father
of the Soviet hydrogen bomb’ and, as such, an architect of the Soviet superpower.
He developed into a fierce fighter for human rights, distinguished by the Nobel Peace
Prize. In his words, ‘my fate was larger than what would have followed from my
personality. I was merely trying to be worthy of my fate.’1 His life and career provide
thought-provoking lessons and is worthy of review on the eve of his centennial.''"
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[European Review|Acad_Main/Publications/European_Review]\\
© 2021 Academia Europaea\\
doi: [https://doi.org/10.1017/S1062798720001428]
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Download the [article|Andrei Sakharov by Hargittai European Review.pdf].
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