Joseph RotblatAge: 96
Polish-born physicist who began working on the Manhattan Project in 1944. He left the program after nine months as his misgivings about the atomic bomb intensified. He was a founding member of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs—a group of scientists, intellectuals, and political leaders who championed arms control and disarmament. Rotblat and the Pugwash Conferences won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1995. Died: London, Aug. 31, 2005
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