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" My commitment to a humane and peaceful world continues to this day. "
" I was born in 1923 into a middle class Jewish family in Vienna, a few years after the end of World War I, which was disastrous from the Austrian point of view. "
" My father, who had lost a brother, fighting on the Austrian side in World War I, was a committed pacifist. "
" I have just joined the Board of the Population Institute because I am convinced that early stabilization of the world's population is important for the attainment of this objective. "
" In particular, I established a reasonably accurate energy threshold for permanent displacement of a nucleus from its regular lattice position, substantially smaller than had been previously presumed. "
" I was fortunate to find an extraordinary mathematics and applied mathematics program in Toronto. "
" However, while the Nazi barbarians and their collaborators threatened the entire world, I could not accept his philosophy and, after several earlier attempts, was finally accepted into the Canadian Infantry Corps during the last year of World War II. "
" On another level, I want to mention that I have a strong Jewish identity and - over the years - have been involved in several Jewish projects, such as the establishment of a strong program of Judaic Studies at the University of California in San Diego. "
" Originally I had planned to revert to nuclear physics there, in particular the structure of the deuteron. "
" During one or two summers, as well as part-time during the school year, I worked for a small Canadian company which developed electrical instruments for military planes. "