COOL IMAGES: Physicists on Film

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Science  06 Nov 1998:
Vol. 282, Issue 5391, pp. 1003
DOI: 10.1126/science.282.5391.1003a

A grinning Richard Feynman is just one of the physics luminaries featured in a treasure trove of 1200 images posted by the Emilio Segrè Visual Archives. The widow of the eminent Italian-American physicist endowed this collection of historic photos, and the American Institute of Physics runs it as a division of the Niels Bohr Library. But it has just recently found its way to the Web—and employees are working rapidly to scan more of their 25,000 photographs onto the site. Download images of a young Werner Heisenberg blowing bubbles or a white-haired Marie Curie strolling with Albert Einstein, along with artists' conceptions of Galileo, Newton, and Kepler. And for those with an affinity for one special face, photo order forms are available online.

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