Science: Reactor Man

Atomic energy has been produced in sizable quantities ever since 1942, but so far, not a single kilowatt has been put to practical, peacetime use. The Atomic Energy Commission, smarting from criticism, decided last summer to set up a special "Reactor Development Division" to start the reactors reacting.

Next week, Dr. Lawrence Hafstad, 44, the division's first chief, will begin his enormous task of pacifying the atom. Born in Minneapolis of Norwegian parents, he worked his way through the University of Minnesota as a telephone maintenance man. In April 1939, young Dr. Hafstad got in on the ground floor of nuclear energy...

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