relies on its history - and
acquiring four centuries
of its past.
Join us as we raise funds to acquire 3,500 rare books and manuscripts in the history of physics.
The collection of rare books contains the most important discoveries in physical sciences over the past four centuries. The 3,800 volumes were carefully curated over a 25-year period by David Wenner and feature works by Ptolemy, Galileo, Huygens, Halley, Newton, Curie, LaPlace and more.
The American Institute of Physics has the rare opportunity to acquire the complete collection for the Center for History of Physics and the Niels Bohr Library & Archives. This acquisition will allow scholar, authors, and individuals the ability to study these historic books and documents to pursue a wide range of topics and time periods in physical sciences.