Emilio Segrè Visual Archives

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Image title: 
First Solvay Congress 1911
Credit line: 
Photographie Benjamin Couprie, Institut International de Physique Solvay, courtesy AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives

First Solvay Congress, Brussels, 1911, the theme was the theory of radiation and the quanta. L-R seated at table: Nernst; Brillouin; Solvay; Lorentz; Warburg; Perrin; Wien; Curie; Poincare. L-R Standing: Goldschmidt; Planck; Rubens; Sommerfeld; Lindemann; De Broglie; Knudsen; Hasenohrl; Hostelet; Herzen; Jeans; Rutherford; Kamerlingh-Onnes; Einstein; Langevin

Photo date: 
October 30 - November 3, 1911
Original format: 
3 photographic prints (3 black and white; (3) 6 x 4 inches)
Nernst, Walther, 1864-1941
Brillouin, Marcel, 1854-1948
Solvay, Ernest, 1838-1922
Lorentz, H. A. (Hendrik Antoon), 1853-1928
Warburg, Emil Gabriel
Perrin, Jean, 1870-1942
Wien, W. (Wilhelm), 1864-1928
Curie, Marie, 1867-1934
Goldschmidt, Robert B.
Planck, Max, 1858-1947
Rubens, Heinrich
Sommerfeld, Arnold, 1868-1951
Broglie, Maurice de, 1875-1960
Knudsen, Martin, 1871-
Hasenohrl, Friedrich
Hostelet, G.
Herzen, Edouard
Jeans, Sir James Hopwood, 1877-1946
Rutherford, Ernest, 1871-1937
Kamerlingh Onnes, Heike, 1853-1926
Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955
Langevin, Paul, 1872-1946
Institut international de physique Solvay
Poincare, Henri, 1854-1912