Emilio Segrè Visual Archives

More than 30,000 photos of scientists and their work

The Ronald E. Mickens Collection

Photos of the Month - February 2017

The Ronald E. MIckens Collection

One of the Emilio Segrè Visual Archives’ more recent acquisitions is an addition to the Ronald E. Mickens Collection of African-American physicists. This collection was originally donated to AIP in 2009, but continues to grow over time with new photographs donated by Dr. Mickens, who is currently the Callaway Professor of Physics at Clark Atlanta University.

Included in this collection are photographs and portraits of notable physicists such as Mickens himself, NASA astronaut Ronald McNair, President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Shirley Ann Jackson, Carl Rouse who was the first African-American to earn a physics PhD from Caltech, and John S. Toll Professor of Physics at the University of Maryland Sylvester James Gates.

Be sure to also browse the entire Ronald E. Mickens Collection, and if you are interested in learning more about African-American physicists, check out the Ronald E. Mickens collection on African-American physicists, circa 1950-2008 here at the Niels Bohr Library & Archives!.

Henry McBay, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, and Ronald Mickens in Dr. McBay’s office at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia.

Date: July 1994

Credit: AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Ronald E. Mickens Collection

Formal portrait of health physicist Hattie Carwell, who worked at the U.S. Department of Energy and the International Atomic Energy Agency, among other institutions, throughout her career.

Date: unknown

Credit: AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Ronald E. Mickens Collection

Project Engineer William Conway (left) and Principal Investigator Dr. George Carruthers with the Apollo 16 Far Ultraviolet Camera/Spectrograph.

Date: unknown

Credit: Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), courtesy AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Ronald E. Mickens Collection

Astrophysicist Carl A. Rouse in front of his home office PC used to access the Cray T90 at the San Diego Supercomputer Center.

Date: March 9, 1998

Credit: AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Ronald E. Mickens Collection

Optical physicist and Fellow of The Optical Society (OSA) and the American Physical Society (APS) Anthony Johnson working in an ultrafast laser lab.

Date:  unknown

Credit: AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Ronald E. Mickens Collection

Dr. Justin B. Munyakazi, from the University of the Western Cape in South Africa, with Ronald Mickens in front of the old Clark Atlanta University Library.

Date: November 2013

Credit: AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Ronald E. Mickens Collection