New Delhi: Top atomic scientists from across the world will discuss the future roadmap for the growth of nuclear energy at a three-day international conference to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday.
The International Conference on ‘Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy’ is part of the year-long programme to mark the birth centenary of Homi Jehangir Bhabha, the founder of the country’s nuclear programme.
Besides a host of nuclear scientists, the conference will be attended by Mohammad ElBaradei, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
Bhabha was the president of the first International Conference on this subject held in Geneva in 1955.
The scientists will review the progress achieved in the field of nuclear energy over the last five decades and deliberate on the future challenges in peaceful use of atomic energy.
Besides the Prime Minister, the inaugural session would be addressed by ElBaradei, finance minister Pranab Mukherjee and president of the Indian Nuclear Society P Rama Rao.
The conference is being organized by the Department of Atomic Energy in association with the International Atomic Energy Agency and the Indian Nuclear Society.