IAEA expands capabilities in areas of technology transfer, setting up
its department for
cooperation and a joint
division with the Rome-based Food and Agriculture
(FAO) of the United Nations.
- In Trieste, Italy, the IAEA inaugurates
Centre for Theoretical Physics,
which serves as a
training centre for scientists from developing countries.
- In Geneva,
the Third UN International
Conference on the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear
- In the USA, nuclear
power orders start to pick up and interest in nuclear electricity
- The IAEA tracks
plants and projections, some
of which see 1000 nuclear plants by the year 2000.
tests a nuclear bomb, becoming the fifth nuclear-weapon State,
alongside France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the USA.