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28/01/1988 German theoretical physicist and atomic spy Klaus Fuchs dies

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Klaus Fuchs The Atom Spy

He worked on the Manhattan Project and was responsible for many significant theoretical calculations relating to the first nuclear weapons, and later, early models of the hydrogen bomb. In 1950 he was convicted of supplying information to the Soviet Union during and shortly after the Second World War.
    • Essentials 

    • Personal 

    • Refugee in Britain 

    • Second World War 

    • Post war 

    • Confession 

    • Value of Fuchs's data to the Soviet project 

    • Trial and imprisonment 

    • Death