Emilio Segrè Visual Archives

More than 30,000 photos of scientists and their work

Photos of the Month Archive

The summer may be coming to an end but baseball season is still going strong – thanks to physics! This month we’re featuring a selection of photographs from our collection that portray physicists partaking in America’s favorite pastime as both participants and educators.
Whoever said physics was all work and no play? Our collection of photographs this month contains a variety of images depicting physicists and their families enjoying the summer weather.
June is here and with it comes warm weather and opportunities to spend more time in the great outdoors. This month we are featuring photographs in our collection that depict physicists engaging in a multitude of outdoor activities.
Some of the most interesting photographs in our collection illustrate physicists participating in every day activities outside of the lab. This month we’re featuring six photographs that depict musically inclined physicists and their friends playing various instruments.
We’ve chosen to highlight some of our well-known physicists behind the lens.
The Optical Society of America is celebrating its centennial in 2016.
Stuck together like electrons and protons by an electromagnetic force, so were these famous physicist couples.
An extraordinary group of scientists were born in January. Our selection of photos this month include Nobel Prize winners, authors, three Capricorns, and two Aquariuses.
Ada Lovelace is often identified as the first computer programmer. Without computers, the physics community – and world - would be at a loss. In honor of Ada Lovelace’s birthday, we wanted to highlight some of the images from our collection of computers from the past.
This month we highlight our acquisition of the photos and letters of Sergeant Malcolm Thurgood. He was assigned to the WW II Alsos Mission, which sought intelligence on the German nuclear weapons project.