Science: Knight of the Elephant

The U.S. also honored a famed scientist last week: Physicist Niels Henrik David Bohr, one of the fathers of atomic fission. President Eisenhower went to Washington's National Academy of Sciences to address the meeting as Bohr received the first Atoms for Peace Award, a gold medal and a $75,000 tax-free "honorarium" put up by the Ford Motor Co.

Ike called Bohr "a scientist and a great human being who exemplifies principles the world sorely needs—the spirit of friendly scientific inquiry, and the peaceful use of the atom for the satisfaction of human needs." Replied...

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