The Emilio Segrè visual archives, P-S, [ca. 1870]-9999.

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The Emilio Segrè visual archives, P-S, [ca. 1870]-9999.

An extensive collection of some 25,000 historical photographs, slides, lithographs, engravings, and other visual materials relating to the history of physics and its allied sciences. The collection focuses on American physicists and astronomers of the twentieth century, but includes many scientists in Europe and elsewhere, in other fields related to physics, and in earlier times. It contains photographs of industrial laboratories, observatories, apparatus, academic physics departments, meetings of scientific societies, etc. This record contains a partial index.

ca. 25,000 items.

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Schrödinger, Erwin, 1887-1961

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Physicist; professor at the University of Zurich, Berlin, Oxford, Graz, Dublin, and Vienna. From the description of Collection of Irmgard Bertel. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80362499 Physicist. Professor at the Universities of Zürich, Berlin, Oxford, Dublin, Graz, and Vienna. From the description of Reprints, 1930-1954. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82908049 Erwin Schrödinger was a physicist. From the description of Correspondence, 1925...

Russell, Henry Norris, 1877-1957

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Astronomer (stellar evolution, astrophysics of stars, double stars) and administrator. On the astronomy faculty at Princeton University from 1905, director of the observatory, 1912-1947; research associate at Mt. Wilson Observatory, 1922-1942; and at Harvard College Observatory, 1947-1952. From the description of Manuscript of article, The probable distance of Orion, and letter to Russell from Edwin B. Frost, editor of the Astronomical Journal, rejecting the manuscript for publicatio...

Pegram, George Braxton, 1876-1958

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Nuclear physicist, professor of physics, and Dean of Graduate Faculties at Columbia University. Pegram, a prominent nuclear physicist, conducted a great deal of defense-related research and was responsible for the famous meeting between Franklin Delano Roosevelt and American nuclear scientists prior to World War II that eventually led to the establishment of the Manhattan Project. From the description of Papers, 1903-1958. (Columbia University In the City of ...

Peierls Rudolf E. (Rudolf Ernst), 1907-1995

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Theoretical physics (quantum theory of solids of electro-magnetic fields and of the solid nucleus; World War II work on atomic energy). Affiliations include: 1925, Berlin University as student of physics; 1926 transferred to University of Munich, Department of Theoretical Physics (A. Sommerfeld); 1928 transferred to Leipzig University, Department of Theoretical Physics (W. Heisenberg); and in 1929 to the Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich (W. Pauli). 1929, Ph.D., Leipzig. Fall 1929 to Fall ...

Solvay Conference on Physics

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Rochester Conference on Coherence and Quantum Optics

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Steinmetz, Charles Proteus, 1865-1923

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Electrical engineer and inventor. From the description of Papers, 1922. (New York State Library). WorldCat record id: 50753002 Charles Proteus Steinmetz was a German-American mathematician and electrical engineer. He fostered the development of alternating current that made possible the expansion of the electric power industry in the United States, formulating mathematical theories for engineers. He made ground-breaking discoveries in the understanding of hysteresis that ena...

Perrin, Jean, 1870-1942

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Stern, Otto, 1888-1969

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Otto Stern was born in Germany, on February 17, 1888. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Breslau in 1912. In 1930 he was awarded an LL.D. by the University of California. In 1933 he moved to the United States where he was appointed a Research Professor of Physics at the Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh where he remained until 1945. His work was in the field of theoretical experimental physics, especially statistical thermodynamics and quantum theory, on which he has publish...

Schawlow, Arthur L., 1921-1999

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Physicist, (1921-1999). Professor of physics, Stanford University from 1961. From the description of Letter regarding edits to chapter 2 of -Physics in the 20th Century-, 1997 December 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78903394 Physicist. Professor of Physics at Stanford University since 1961 and executive head of the Physics Dept., 1966-70; at Bell Laboratories, 1951-1961. Schawlow is best known for his work on lasers, and received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1981. ...

Rutherford, Ernest, 1871-1937

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Ernest Rutherford was a British physicist. From the description of Correspondence, 1890-1937. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 173465954 From the guide to the Ernest Rutherford correspondence, 1890-1937, 1890-1937, (American Philosophical Society) Ernest Rutherford was a physicist and was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1904. From the description of Letters, 1904-1924, to Bertram Borden Boltwood. (American Philosophical Society Library). W...

Planck, Max, 1858-1947

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Physicist Max Planck authored the quantum theory. From the guide to the Max Planck correspondence, 1919-1948, 1919-1948, (American Philosophical Society) German physicist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Berlin-Grunewald, to Artur Neuberg, 1939 Nov. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270872119 Max Planck was a physicist and the author of the quantum theory. Received Nobel prize in Physics (1918). Involvement with the Kaiser-Wilhelm Soci...

Paschen, F. 1865-1947.

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Shane, Charles Donald, 1895-1983

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Strassmann, Fritz

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Sawyer, Ralph A. (Ralph Alanson), 1895-1978

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Professor of physics, dean of the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, director of the Phoenix Project, and Vice President for Research at the University of Michigan, scientist and administrator for the U.S. Navy during World War II, technical director of atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll, officer of the American Institute of Physics and Optical Society of America. From the description of Ralph A. Sawyer papers, 1918-1978. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 154302...

Segrè, Emilio

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Emilio Gino Segrè (1905-1989). From the description of Oral history interview with Emilio Gino Segrè, 1967 February 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80714573 Educator, physicist; interviewee b.1905. From the description of Reminiscences of Emilio Segr'e : oral history, 1964. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122527163 Emilio Gino Segrè is a nuclear physicist and discovered slow neutrons; the elements technetium, asta...

Rossi, Bruno Benedetto, 1905-

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Röntgen, Wilhelm Conrad, 1845-1923

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Scientist; discoverer of X-rays. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Munich, to an unidentified colleague, 1912 July 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270656349 German physicist. From the description of Papers. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82798817 German scientist Roentgen discovered the existence and capabilities of x-rays during experiments in 1895. Fundamental contributions are his first articles describing x-rays. For his work, Roent...

Smyth, Henry De Wolf, 1898-1951.

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Seaborg, Glenn Theodore 1912-

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Seaborg was born on Apr. 19, 1912 in Ishpeming, MI; AB, UCLA, 1934; Ph. D, UC Berkeley, 1937; research assoc. (1937-39), instructor (1939-41), asst. professor (1941-45), prof. of chemistry (1945-71), univ. professor beginning in 1971, UC Berkeley; director of plutonium work for Manhattan Project at Univ. of Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory (1942-46); head of Nuclear Chemistry Division (1946-58 and 1971-75), and assoc. director of laboratory, 1954-61 and again beginning in 1971, Lawrence Berkeley...

Szilard, Leo

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Leo Szilard was a nuclear physicist, biologist and advocate of global arms control. Aaron Novick is a biophysicist. From 1948 to 1952, they jointly investigated the genetics and physiology of bacteria and viruses at the Institute of Radiology and Physics (University of Chicago). From the description of Research files, 1948-1969. (University of California, San Diego). WorldCat record id: 37952289 Gertrud Weiss studied medicine at the University of Vienna. After completing her...

Purcell, Edward M.

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Physicist; interviewee b.1912. From the description of Reminiscences of Edward Mills Purcell : oral history, 1964. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122376599 Vital dates, 1912-1997. From the description of Oral history interview with Edward Mills Purcell, 1977 June 8 and 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82576526 From the description of Oral history interview with Edward M. Purcell, 1982 June 29. (Unknown). WorldCat rec...

Rabi, I. I. 1898-

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Rowland, Henry Augustus, 1848-1901

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Biographical Note: First professor of physics at the Johns Hopkins University. He married Henrietta Harrison in 1890, and they had three children Harriet, Henry, and Davidge. From the description of Rowland (Henry Augustus) papers, 1793-1970. (Johns Hopkins University). WorldCat record id: 49310918 Henry Augustus Rowland was a physicist and was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1896. From the description of Scrapbook, [n.d.]. (American Philosophica...

Sommerfeld, Arnold, 1868-1951

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Physicist (mathematical physics, atomic physics, theoretical physics, wave mechanics, quantum mechanics). On the mineralogy faculty at Georg-August Universität zu Göttingen (1893-1897); on the mathematics faculty at Technische Universität Clausthal (1897-1900); on the mechanics faculty at the Technische Hochschule zu Aachen (1900-1906); and on the physics faculty at Universität München from 1906. From the description of Papers, ("New" Sommerfeld Nachlass), ca. 1890-ca. 1950. (Un...

Rayleigh, John William Strutt, baron, 1842-1919

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John William Strutt, the Third Baron Rayleigh, an English physicist, was born in Terling, Essex, in 1842. He attended Cambridge University and in 1879 became professor of experimental physics there and director of its Cavendish Laboratory until 1884. He later was on the faculty at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, became chancellor of Cambridge University, and was a founder of the National Physics Laboratory in Teddington, England. Strutt, who with Lord William Ramsey, discovered the first...

Randall, Harrison M. (Harrison McAllister), 1870-

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Professor of physics at the University of Michigan. From the description of Harrison M. Randall papers, 1897-1956. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34421512 Harrison E. Randall served in Company H, 100th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. The 100th Infantry participated in the Atlanta Campaign. From the description of Papers, 1864. (Atlanta History Center). WorldCat record id: 44036770 ...

See, T. J. J. b. 1866.

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Seitz, Frederick, 1911-2008

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Physicist. On the physics faculty at University of Rochester, 1935-1937; research physicist, General Electric Company, 1937-1939; on the physics faculty at University of Pennsylvania, 1939-1942; Carnegie Institute of Technology, 1942-1949; and University of Illinois, 1949-1965; president, National Academy of Sciences, 1962-1969; president, Rockefeller University, 1968-1978. From the description of Summary of 1987 conference: The Origins of Solid State Physics in Italy: 1945-1960, 198...

Pauli, Wolfgang, 1900-1958

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Pysicists (theoretical, atomic, and nuclear physics). On the physics faculty at Kobenhavns Universitet (1922-1923); Universität Hamburg (1923-1928); and Eidgenössische Ttechnische Hochschule Zürich (1928-1958); and visiting professor, Institute for Advanced Study (1935-1936, and from 1940). From the description of Letters. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83030815 Physicist (theoretical, atomic, and nuclear physics). On the physics faculty at Kobenhavns Universitet, 1922-19...

Pollard, William G. (William Grosvenor), 1911-1989

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American physicist. From the description of Intellectual autobiography, ca. 1965. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79789892 ...

Placzek, G. 1905-1955.

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Shapley, Harlow, 1885-1972

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Astronomer (galaxies, photometry, spectroscopy) and administrator. Astronomer, Mount Wilson Observatory, 1914-1921; director, Harvard Observatory, 1921-1952; on the astronomy faculty at Harvard from 1952. From the description of Papers [microform], 1910-1923. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80523781 Harlow Shapley (1885-1972) was an astronomer. Shapley served as director of the Harvard College Observatory and was a professor at Harvard University, eventually he became the Pai...

Ricker, Norman Hurd

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Rumford, Benjamin, Graf von, 1753-1814

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Scientist and inventor; lived in New Hampshire; also known as Sir Benjamin Thompson Rumford. From the description of Family papers, 1747-1852. (New Hampshire Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 70963873 Rumford, an applied physicist and inventor, as well as a soldier of fortune, and philanthropist, was born in Massachusetts, but after siding with the British in the American Revolution, lived mostly in England, Bavaria, and France. He studied heat, gunpowder, coo...

Niels Bohr Library & Archives (College Park, Md.)

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The Niels Bohr Library is part of the Center for History of Physics of the American Institute of Physics. Its primary mission is to preserve and make known the history of modern physics and allied sciences. The photograph collection is named in honor of Emilio Segrè, best known for his Nobel Prize-winning work in nuclear and high-energy physics, but also an avid photographer and author of books on the history of modern physics. From the description of The Emilio Segrè visual archiv...