Response to Citation by James R. Killian Jr.

Atoms for Peace Award, May 18, 1960
  • E. P. Wigner
Part of the Historical, Philosophical, and Socio-Political Papers book series (WIGNER, volume B / 7)


I feel deeply conscious of the great honor which was bestowed upon me and also sincerely grateful that it is Leo Szilard with whom I am sharing it. It was he who provided the original stimulus for my interest in nuclear energy, and his foresight was a steady beacon in the early days of the work on nuclear reactors.

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