Emilio Segrè Visual Archives

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Photos of the Month Archive

Edwin Krupp at Zoser's Step Pyramid
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!
Young Karl Darrow sits in a chair reading a book with his mother Helen Kelchner Darrow.
March is National Reading Month here in the United States, when educators and librarians promote literacy around the country through reading. Whether you’re into nonfiction, journals, romance novels, or science fiction, I encourage you to be inspired by this month’s selected historic physicists and pick up a book or article this month that will broaden your literary horizons, entertain you, or challenge you intellectually.
This month, the world’s attention will be focused on PyeongChang, South Korea during the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. You’ll see in this month’s selected photos from our archives that some familiar physicists, as well as their families and friends, are fans of certain winter sports!
Here are some images from our collections that illustrate the female perspective of life in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, where workers spent years unknowingly enriching uranium, and of the physicist women whose discoveries led the way to the development of the atomic bomb.
Happy holidays from us to you! Here are some photos to accompany three do-it-yourself cutout snowflake templates made by our creative staff here at AIP and loosely based on some images from our Emilio Segrè Visual Archives!
November is National Novel Writing Month and regardless of if you are participating, we thought we’d take this opportunity to share a selection of physicists and scientists who are also novelists themselves. Often, these novels tend to be influenced by the real-life works of the scientists who write them.
It's Nobel season and we are showcasing some of the women who were nominated, but never received, a Nobel Prize in Physics.
This month, we're highlighting physicists meeting with world leaders after we were inspired by finding a photo of Prince Philip at the dedication of one of AIP’s former locations in Manhattan.
Our excitement about the August 21st eclipse, which will be viewable across the United States, got us thinking about how physicists and astronomers of the past viewed solar eclipses. As we do every month, we dug into the photograph archives, this time to find some images of solar eclipse expeditions and gatherings.
July’s Photos of the Month take us around the world with John Irwin, showcasing some of the portraits of astronomers taken in his professional travels.