HANS A. Bethe, professor of physics at Cornell University, has been named to receive the US Atomic Energy Commission's Enrico Fermi Award for 1961. The award, which consists of a gold medal and $50 000, will be made in recognition of his “contributions to nuclear and theoretical physics, to peaceful uses of atomic energy, and to the security of the United States”. It will be presented at AEC headquarters on December 1, the eve of the nineteenth anniversary of the day when Fermi and his colleagues successfully operated the world's first nuclear reactor.

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