Cockcroft, John
November 1950
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;Nov1950, Vol. 6 Issue 11, p325
The article presents the lecture given by the author at Oxford University about the development and the future of nuclear energy. The lecture takes one of the most authoritative and revealing discussions of the possibility of technical utilization of atomic power. According to the author, the first basis for the development of energy from a nuclear source descended in the Renaissance of Physics which developed in the first years of the century after the discovery of radioactivity and the identification of the electron. Information about the development and the future of nuclear energy are provided.


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