Photos of the Month
Some of the most interesting photographs in our collection illustrate physicists participating in everyday activities outside of the lab — documenting the human face of science as we like to call it. This month we're featuring six photographs that depict musically inclined physicists and their friends playing various instruments. To see more images in our collection with musical instruments, type the keywords "musical instrument" into our Quick Search, or click here. Whether you're a musician or a physicist, and if you're interested in learning about how physics and instruments perform together, we suggest you check out The Physics of Muscial Instruments, by Neville H. Fletcher (2010).
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