Tokamak Opens in Moscow

Soviet nuclear physicist Lev Andreyevich Arzimovich developed the operational Tokamak at the Kurchatov Institute in Moscow in 1963. Continue reading

Self-Sustaining Nuclear Chain Reaction Demonstration

Italian-American physicist Enrico Fermi created the first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction demonstration on December 2, 1942 Continue reading

Eugene Wigner Founder of Quantum Mechanics

Eugene Paul Wigner, Hungarian-American physicist and nuclear engineer was a founder of quantum mechanics. Continue reading

Nuclear weapons test moratorium was observed

Unofficially on November 1958 to September 1961, the three nuclear powers, the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union held a nuclear weapons testing moratorium. Continue reading

Continental nuclear-free zone

Established on April 11, 1996, following the signing of the Treaty of Pelindaba by the 49 of the 53 members of the Organization of African Unity, African became a Nuclear Weapons Free Zone. Continue reading

Nuclear Power Plant Disaster In Canada

A fuel core meltdown occurred at 3:07 p.m. on Friday, December 12th, 1952 at the Chalk River Experimental NRX Reactor Facility near Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Continue reading