By Savannah Gignac, Assistant Photo Librarian
This month, in honor of our photo archives’ namesake, Emilio Segrè, we wanted to highlight the work of other Italian physicists that have contributed to the allied sciences. Inventions and discoveries that have come from these scientists include telescopes (Galileo), batteries (Volta) and new elements on the periodic table (Fermi). Our photographic archival collection includes such physicists as: Orso Mario Corbino, Enrico Fermi, Ettore Majorana, Franco Rasetti and many more. Please enjoy our featured selection from our historical photos collection of these talented individuals. To see more images like the ones we’ve selected, type the name of the physicist in the search engine.
Description: Image of Enrico Fermi during his studies in Pisa, taken 1918-1922.
Credit: Photograph by Nello Carrara, courtesy AIP Emilio Segre Visual Archives
Description: Galileo telescope and 'discoverer' objective.
Credit: AIP Emilio Segre Visual Archives, E. Scott Barr Collection
Description: L-R: Enrico Fermi and Niels Bohr walking on the Appian Way, Italy.
Credit: Photograph by Samuel Goudsmit, courtesy AIP Emilio Segre Visual Archives, Goudsmit Collection
Description: Engraved Illustration of Alessandro Volta
Credit: Engraved by Giovita Garavaglia, courtesy AIP Emilio Segre Visual Archives
Description: Emilio Segrè at blackboard
Credit: AIP Emilio Segre Visual Archives, Segre Collection
Description: Ettore Majorana (center) in Viareggio's pinewood, Italy; from left his mother, Maria, Rosina, friend Gastone Pique, and maternal grandmother.
Credit: Copyright B. and A. Pique' and E.Recami, courtesy of AIP Emilio Segre Visual Archives, E.Recami and Fabio Majorana Collection. Please contact Dr Erasmo Recami at recami@ mi.infn.it for permission to publish this photograph.