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    Two physicists -- a Russian and an American -- were given the Atoms-for-peace Awards in Washington last night (24 October) for their independent discovery of the principle that made possible powerful atomic particle accelerators for exploring the heart of the atom.

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    Two physicists -- a Russian and an American -- were given the Atoms-for-peace Awards in Washington last night (24 October) for their independent discovery of the principle that made possible powerful atomic particle accelerators for exploring the heart of the atom.

    The award, one of the highest honours in the field of nuclear research, went to Dr. Vladimir I. Veksler, of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Moscow, and Dr. Edwin M. Mcmillan, director of the University of California's Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

    At a ceremony in the Mayflower Hotel, each man received a gold medallion symbolizing the award. They will also share a $75,000 dollar prize.

    The award, the sixth to be presented, was established by the ford motor company after a suggestion by former president eisenhower in 1955.

    Accepting the award, Veksler appealed for international collaboration in developing and building the more powerful and costly accelerators future research will require.

    McMillan also urged closer cooperation in the search into the heart of the atom.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAJCZMY84PGIQ2GTZQL7JPG6O9
    Media URN:
    VLVAJCZMY84PGIQ2GTZQL7JPG6O9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/10/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:44:00
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    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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