Emilio Segrè Visual Archives

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Attention ESVA Patrons:

The Emilio Segrè Visual Archives’ site is moving soon and adopting an open access approach to digital image sharing. Once we have transitioned to the new site in 2021, we will no longer charge for our high-resolution digital images or usage fees (note that we do not hold copyright to all the images in our collections and you will still need to obtain permission for those which we do not own).

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Cherenkov Pavel Alekseevich A2

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Cherenkov Pavel Alekseevich A2

Image title: 
Portrait of Cherenkov
Credit line: 
Copyright Sovfoto/Eastfoto

Portrait of Pavel Cherenkov in a laboratory control room. He was a senior scientific worker of the Lebedev Physical Institute of the USSR Adademy of Science, Doctor of Physico-Mathematical Sciences, and twice a Stalin Prize laureate. He and the late academician S. I. Vavilov were first to observe the electromagnetic emissions of electrons moving with a superlight speed. This discovery was called 'Vavilov-Cherenkov Effect' and is widely used in different fields of modern physics.

Original format: 
1 photographic print (black and white; 5.5 x 8 inches)
Cherenkov, P. A.