• Work begins on drafting the Statute of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) with
    representatives from Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Portugal, South Africa, United Kingdom,
    and USA. The drafting group later expands to twelve with representatives from the USSR,
    Czechoslovakia, India, and Brazil.
  • The UN’s First International Conference on Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy opens in July in Geneva, a landmark scientific meeting of more than 1500 delegates.


The promise of "atoms for peace" is seen in
many scientific, medical, agricultural, and industrial fields.

oak ridge national laboratory