Atoms for Peace Award

The Atoms for Peace Award was established in 1955 through a grant of $1,000,000 by the Ford Motor Company Fund. An independent nonprofit corporation was set up to administer the award for the development or application of peaceful nuclear technology. It was created in response to U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower's Atoms for Peace speech to the United Nations.

The 23 recipients were:


  1. ^ M.S.Ioffe was forced to decline the Award by the Soviet government

External linksEdit

  • Files referring to the award and its presentation in the libraries of the MIT, seen at, December 2, 2009 (PDF)