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Pakistani-born Munir Ahmad Khan, a close associate of ICTP's Founding Director Abdus Salam, died late last month in Vienna. Khan, a nuclear engineer by training, joined the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in 1958. From 1986 to 1987, he was Chairman of the IAEA's Board of Governors. He also served as Scientific Secretary of the UN Geneva Conference on the Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy from 1964 to 1971, and Chairman of the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission from 1972 to 1991. Kahn last visited the ICTP during the Abdus Salam Memorial Meeting, held on 21-22 November 1997. He was the first person at the IAEA to whom Salam went to broach the idea of an international centre for theoretical physics. Their conversation took place in September 1960 in Vienna.

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