NEW YORK (Jul. 31)
Dr. Vladimir I. Veksler, world-famous Jewish-Russian scientist, will share this year’s Atoms for Peace Award with an American, Dr. Edwin M. McMillan, it was announced today by the Ford Foundation, sponsor of the annual award. The recipients will share the prize of $75, 000, and each will receive a gold medal.
According to the announcement, both scientists worked out, independently of each other, the same idea, one that has facilitated greatly the power of “atom smashers.” The prizes and medals will be awarded to the two scientists in Washington on October 24. Dr. McMillan is director of the University of California’s Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.