Picnic Time

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Photos of the Month - July 2018

Audrey Lengel, Photo Archivist

Ah, summer. It’s a time to kick back, relax, enjoy some time outdoors with family, friends, and co-workers, and in my case, slather on the sunscreen. I’m making a point to have more outdoor picnics and barbecues this year; they’re a great way to get outside, share a meal, and maybe collaborate with a colleague or two.

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 out there! For more primary resources about physicists’ picnics, browse our photo archive or search our oral histories.

James Franck and others enjoy a meal on an excursion to the Weser River in Germany, 1929.

Credit line: AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Franck Collection

Shoichi Sakata, Robert Marshak, Hideki Yukawa, and others at a tea party in the gardens of the Nijo Castle, Kyoto during the International Conference on Elementary Particles, September 1965.

Credit line: AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Yukawa Collection

Margaret Wing Dodge and Homer Dodge eating while on a boating trip, date unknown.

Credit line: AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Dodge Collection

Lisa, Murray, and Margaret Gell-Mann with Manny Delbruck, Hans and Rose Bethe, Robert Bacher, Dorothy Walker, Max Delbruck, and Richard and Carl Feynman all enjoy a spring picnic with their dogs in the San Gabriel Mountains in California.

Credit line: Photograph by Robert Walker, courtesy AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives

Henry Barton, George Pegram, John Tate, and Madeline Mitchell picnicking at Barton’s Vermont farm.

Credit line: Photograph by W. Waterfall, courtesy AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives

Emilio Segrè and Lewis Edgar Agnew Jr. enjoying a picnic outside, October 1988.

Credit line: AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Segrè Collection