We have about 1,000 oral histories, all of which provide unique insight into physicists’ work and personal lives as told by the scientists themselves. This set of Photos of the Month bring together our visual and oral history collections; they’re images taken during oral history interviews.
Take some inspiration from this month’s images of some Nobel Prize winners, physics professors, and leaders from the American Institute of Physics and pack a meal, grab a friend, and get outside for a picnic.
This month, we’re sharing some images of physicists and optical scientists who developed and worked in the field of holography, which uses interference patterns of beams of light to produce 3D images, known as holograms.
The universal nature of the sciences lends itself well to sustaining a large international community. Naturally, physicists tend to travel frequently for work and pleasure. This April we’ll take a look at physicists involved with various forms of travel from airplane to canoe to skis!