Emilio Segrè Visual Archives

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Photos of the Month Archive

This month, we’re drawing inspiration from physicists who have served as mentors in the past.
Dmitri Mendeleev's handwritten periodic table of the elements.
2019 marks 150 years since Dmitri Mendeleev first published a periodic table of chemical elements in 1869. This month’s photos from our archives look at Mendeleev’s original table and shine light on a few scientists who contributed to our modern understanding of the elements.
Physicists have been in the public eye for generations; this month's photos feature physicists who were in the media, either as the feature or behind-the-scenes.
Elizabeth Wood served as the American Crystallographic Association (ACA) President in 1957. Credit: Photograph by Bradford Bachrach, courtesy of AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives
This month, we’re featuring more photos than usual, to highlight the ten scientists who were the first women to be the presidents of AIP’s ten member societies. These women were trailblazers in their organizations and in physics history.
Joanne Simpson performing a meteorological study in flight, circa 1960.
We have a host of meteorologists, both past and present, to thank for our ability to predict the weather and overall climate patterns. This month, we’re looking back at some photos of meteorologists from our Emilio Segrè Visual Archives.
In this, the first Photos of the Month series of 2019, we’re looking back at photos captured during moments in physics history a century ago.
December’s Photos of the Month showcases some mystery photos that we've identified this year thanks to our followers.
This month, we’re coming up for air and looking at elevated physics equipment, high above the surface of the Earth.
Eve, Keys, and Joyce in Mammoth Cave, KY.
The selected photos this month show all kinds of subterranean research, from inside caves, former lead mines and man-made tunnels.
Portrait of Carlos Gutierrez
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month (which spans from September 15 – October 15), we’re highlighting a number of photos of prominent Hispanic physicists.