1955 saw the meeting of the Atoms for Peace Conference

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1955 saw the meeting of the Atoms for Peace Conference, where 1,200 delegates from  seventy-two nations convened in Geneva. Two years later an Atoms for Peace award  was sponsored by the Ford Motor Company Fund, and the committee unanimously  chose Bohr as its first recipient. No one had shown his commitment to the cause, and  no one better symbolized the struggle to harness atomic energy for use beneficial rather  than destructive to humanity. Over the last years of his life, Bohr continued to lecture all over the world. In June of  1962, Bohr went to attend a conference in Germany, where he suffered a slight cerebral  hemorrhage. Although he appeared to make a rapid recovery, several months later, he  died in his home after complaining of a headache. He was seventy-seven years old. Beginning with the development of his atomic model, Bohr had radically changed the 
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This note was uploaded on 12/12/2011 for the course HIST 1320 taught by Professor Murphy during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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