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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For more information, please visit our FAQ page on the Ex Libris Universum blog. 

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Image title: 
Rice Mafia 1971
Credit line: 
Photo by F. C. Michel, courtesy AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Clayton Collection

Willy Fowler and the "Rice Mafia" at pub lunch at The Green Man in Grantchester near Cambridge, England. From left, Syd Falk, Kem Hainebach, Mike Howard, Stan Woosley, Ray Talbot, F. Curtis Michel, Cliff Morris, Donald Clayton, and William Fowler. Falk, Woosley, Howard, and Hainebach were working on their PhD theses at Rice. Talbot was Assistant Professor and F. C. Michel was Professor at Rice. Cliff Morris was a Rice research student with F. C. Michel. Dave Arnett took this image. This summer influx from Rice gave rise to "the Rice Mafia" joke.

Photo date: 
July 1971
Original format: 
1 photographic print (black and white; 10 x 8 inches)
Hainebach, Kem
Woosley, Stanford E.
Michel, F. Curtis
Clayton, Donald D.
Fowler, William A.