The International Oxford Conference on Nuclear Physics
The International Nuclear Physics Conference took place in historic Oxford last September 7–13. Sponsored by the British Ministry of Supply, it was organized — and excellently so — by the British Atomic Energy Research Establishment (AERE). About 200 physicists participated; half of them came from British universities, about 30 from AERE itself, nearly as many from America, and approximately 40 from the European continent. Pontecorvo’s name was in the list of participants, but actually he was not present. There was no direct delegation from behind the Iron Curtain.