June 9, 1950

June 9, 1950

Niels Bohr presents his “Open Letter to the United Nations.” As early as 1944, Bohr had recognized that the creation of atomic weapons would completely change the nature of future warfare. Bohr stressed the free exchange of scientific and technological information as critical to creating the basis for peaceful cooperation between nations, and reflected on the "hopes and the dangers" of the Atomic Age.

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1950CE Jun 9th