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Evans Robley C1

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Evans Robley C1

Image title: 
Atom Smasher Dedicated by Compton
Credit line: 
Associated Press/Massachusetts Institute of Technology Museum, courtesy AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives

Caption by AP dated January 18, 1939:

"A gigantic new atom smasher, which scientists at Massachusetts Institute of Technology hope will some day be capable of improving x-ray treatment of human diseases, was dedicated by the institute's president, Dr. Karl T. Compton at Cambridge, MA.. President Compton holds a 'time capsule' packed with scientific literature which he sealed in a great slab of iron which will form the base of the big machine. Looking on is Dr. Robley D. Evans, in charge of cyclotron research."

Photo date: 
January 18, 1939
Original format: 
1 photographic print (black and white; 4 x 6 inches)
Compton, K. T. (Karl Taylor), 1887-1954
Evans, Robley Dunglison, 1907-