Today's date:
Summer 1999

Fast-Moving Science Befuddles Predicitions

Hans A. Bethe is professor of physics at Cornell University, where he has been since 1935. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in physics in 1967 for his discovery and explanation of how stars produce energy.

A scientific father of the atomic bomb, Dr. Bethe was the director of theoretical physics at Los Alamos Laboratory during the Manhattan Project. Now 88, Bethe has called on scientist in all countries to "cease and desist" work on nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction.

Cornell, New York - I have been asked several times to predict scientific discoveries and technological developments in the next century (or even the next millennium). I cannot. Nobody can. Science moves too fast and often in unexpected directions.

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