Friday, December 29, 2017
Degrees of Separation
Turns out there were three degrees of separation between a Swiss/German scientist and an American aristocrat. Einstein wrote a letter to FDR on the feasibility of nuclear fission and bombs, which was transmitted because Szillard knew Sachs who knew FDR. That's based on Isaacson's recent biography of Einstein--very good, though I'm listening to the Audible version,not reading it.