Heinz Maier-Leibnitz, Walter Smith and Franz Strauss inspect scale model of reactor

Nuclear Research Reactor, the first university installation in free Europe for the training of engineering students in nuclear science, was assured with the signing of a contract here today (June 20) at the German Consulate between AMF Atomics Inc., subsidiary of American Machine and Foundry Company, and the Federal Republic of Germany's State of Bavaria. Inspecting a scale model of the reactor are L-R: Professor H. Maier-Leibnitz, director of the Laboratory for Technical Physics at Munich's Technical University, where the reactor will be installed; General Walter Bedell Smith, president and chairman of the board of AMF Atomics Inc.; and Franz Joseph Strauss, the Federal Republic of Germany's Minister for Atomic Energy. The contract was signed by General Smith and Professor Maier-Leibnitz, and approved for the German government by Strauss. Construction of the one megawatt 'swimming pool' type reactor is scheduled to start in October with July, 1957, as the 'start-up' operation date., Credit Line: American Machine and Foundry Company, courtesy of AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Physics Today Collection
Abstract/Description: Nuclear Research Reactor, the first university installation in free Europe for the training of engineering students in nuclear science, was assured with the signing of a contract here today (June 20) at the German Consulate between AMF Atomics Inc., subsidiary of American Machine and Foundry Company, and the Federal Republic of Germany's State of Bavaria. Inspecting a scale model of the reactor are L-R: Professor H. Maier-Leibnitz, director of the Laboratory for Technical Physics at Munich's Technical University, where the reactor will be installed; General Walter Bedell Smith, president and chairman of the board of AMF Atomics Inc.; and Franz Joseph Strauss, the Federal Republic of Germany's Minister for Atomic Energy. The contract was signed by General Smith and Professor Maier-Leibnitz, and approved for the German government by Strauss. Construction of the one megawatt 'swimming pool' type reactor is scheduled to start in October with July, 1957, as the 'start-up' operation date.
Subject(s): Profile portraits
Models
Portraits, Group
Maier-Leibnitz, Heinz
Date Created: June 21, 1956
Credit Line: American Machine and Foundry Company, courtesy of AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Physics Today Collection
Catalog ID: Maier-Leibnitz Heinz C1