Emilio Segrè Visual Archives

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Attention ESVA Patrons:

The Emilio Segrè Visual Archives’ site is moving soon and adopting an open access approach to digital image sharing. Once we have transitioned to the new site in 2021, we will no longer charge for our high-resolution digital images or usage fees (note that we do not hold copyright to all the images in our collections and you will still need to obtain permission for those which we do not own).

If you are working on a long-term project, we advise you to wait until the migration is complete so that you may obtain our copies for free. If you cannot wait, email us at nbl [at] aip.org and we will do what we can to assist you. We will not be offering refunds for past purchases.

For more information, please visit our FAQ page on the Ex Libris Universum blog. 

Zeldovich Yakov D2

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Image title: 
Seminar on High Energy Astrophysics
Credit line: 
Photograph by George Ricker of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, courtesy AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Physics Today collection

Left to right: Unidentified man, Yakov Zel'dovich, Andrei Sakharov, and Sunyaev. 'Taken at the seminar on High Energy Astrophysics, held on Friday, October 2, 1987 (Kol Nidre Eve) as part of the USSR Space Forum held in Moscow. Taken just after Zel'dovich's 1.5 hour talk on cosmology - the last time he addressed an international scientific group before his death.'

Photo date: 
October 2, 1987
Original format: 
2 photographic prints (color; 8 x 6 inches, 12 x 8 inches)
Sakharov, Andrei, 1921-1989
Zel'dovich, IA. B. (IAkov Borisovich)