JEWISH RECIPIENTS OF THE ATOMS FOR PEACE AWARD
(48% of recipients)
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Listed below are recipients of the Atoms for Peace Award who were Jewish (or of half-Jewish descent, as noted).  Presented to twenty-three recipients (including Mikhail Ioffe, who was forced to decline it by the Soviet government) between the years 1957 and 1969, the Atoms for Peace Award was given in recognition of major contributions to the development of the peaceful applications of atomic energy.
  • Niels Bohr 1 (1957)
  • George de Hevesy (1958)
  • Leo Szilard (1959)
  • Eugene Wigner (1959)
  • Alvin Weinberg (1960)
  • Vladimir Veksler (1963)
  • Isidor I. Rabi (1967)
  • Bertrand Goldschmidt (1967)
  • Ben Mottelson (1969)
  • Henry S. Kaplan (1969)
  • Mikhail Solomonovich Ioffe (1969)
NOTES
1. Jewish mother, non-Jewish father.


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