At a "Symposium on Nuclear Power,” Andrew Hull from the Safety and Environmental Protection division of Brookhaven National Laboratory, spoke on "Health and Safety Aspects of Nuclear Power;" Alan McGowan, president of the Scientists’ Institute for Public Information, discussed "Social and Political Implications of Nuclear Power" and Paul F. Zweifel, professor of physics at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, lectured on "Are There Viable Alternatives to Nuclear Power?"  

In 1972 Dr. Zweifel received the United States Department of Energy’s Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award for “outstanding contributions to the theory of the slowing down and thermalizatiion of neutrons.” The award honored Dr. Lawrence, the inventor of the cyclotron.  He lectured at Vassar on “The Early History of Atomic Energy” in 1969.