The following summary of the aims and activities of the International Atomic Energy Agency was prepared for publication in these pages by members of the IAEA Secretariat. The Agency, which was established to serve as an international clearing house in matters involving the peaceful uses of atomic energy, has its headquarters in Austria. The photograph at left was taken last September during the fourth regular session of IAEA, which was held in Vienna's former Imperial Palace, the Hofburg. (All photos courtesy IAEA.)
Modern optical technology is being revolutionized through the use of the statistical methods of information theory in problems involving light‐gathering processes. The author is a preliminary designer of infrared and optical systems with the Boeing Airplane Company in Seattle, Washington.