Department of Mathematics and Statistics Newsletter 2015 Newsletter - Page 16

Mathematics alumnus and Nobel Peace Prize Winner gives presentation at Auburn, receives honorary doctorate COSAM alumnus and Nobel Peace Prize winner John Oakberg, mathematics ’69, gave a presentation in October 2015 titled, “The International Atomic Energy Agency and Nuclear Non-Proliferation – With a Personal Perspective on Current Events Related to Iran.” Oakberg was part of a team of scientists at the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna to receive the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize. The award was presented for their efforts to prevent nuclear energy from being used for military purposes and to ensure that nuclear energy for peaceful purposes is used in the safest way possible. He began his career at Union Carbide Corporation’s Nuclear Division in Oak