John Aristotle Phillips

John Aristotle Phillips

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. John Aristotle Phillips is a U.S. entrepreneur. Philips was born in 1954 or 1955 to Greek immigrants. In 1977, he became known as the A-Bomb Kid while attending Princeton University as a junior undergraduate when he designed a nuclear weapon using publicly-available books and papers. Phillips was an underachieving student who played the tiger mascot at Princeton games. Hoping to stay at the school, he proposed a term paper for a seminar on nuclear proliferation outlining the design for an atomic bomb similar to the Nagasaki weapon. According to Phillips' supervisor Freeman Dyson, a renowned physicist, and professor Harold Feiveson, who held the seminar, Phillips' design was not functional, and the story was widely circulated in exaggerated form. Nevertheless, the Federal Bureau of Investigation confiscated Phillips's term paper and a mockup he had constructed in his dormitory room.
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  • Paperback | 196 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 11mm | 295g
  • United States
  • English
  • 613497546X
  • 9786134975469