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Human rights activist Yelena Bonner greets Institute Professor Emeritus Herman Feshbach at a February 14 party in honor of his 80th birthday, held at the Faculty Club and the American Academy for Arts and Sciences. With the help of a translator, Ms. Bonner regaled guests with tales of the help by Professor Feshbach, a pioneer in theoretical nuclear physics, in smuggling her husband Andrei Sakharov's work out of the Soviet Union. "He wasn't worried about the KGB-he only worried about his wife finding out," she quipped.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on February 26, 1997.

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