By Savannah Gignac, Assistant Photo Librarian
Reaching New Heights
During a 1922 lecture by Niels Bohr, Werner Heisenberg publicly questioned his mathematics. By gaining Bohr’s attention, Heisenberg was invited on a hike in the mountains where they discussed current theories and quantum physics. This marked the beginning of their famous collaboration. With the Spring upon us, long hikes are a great way for group travel and learning. In April we are featuring images of hiking in the great outdoors from our collection. Please enjoy our featured selection from our historical photos collection of these and other famous hikers. To see more images like the ones we’ve selected, type “hiking” in the search engine.
Description: Leon Brillouin and Theodore Soller; Rock climbing at Devil's Lake; Madison,Wisconsin; 1928. [Names written on back of photograph: Hauaivalt(?), Whitelaw, Earls, Calder, Eckels].
Credit: AIP Emilio Segre Visual Archives, Leon Brillouin Collection
Description: (L-R): Haroutune Dadourian, Percy Bridgman and Harvey Davis hike above the timber line.
Credit: AIP Emilio Segre Visual Archives
Description: Walking at the foot of Mount Stephen, British Columbia are Rene Bureau, C. E. Resser, G. D. Maxey, and J.-W. Laverdiere. From the book 'Franco Rasetti, Physicien et Naturaliste', by Danielle Ouellet with collaboration of Rene Bureau, Guerin, Montreal, 2000.
Credit: Photograph by Leo G. Morin, courtesy AIP Emilio Segre Visual Archives, Rene Bureau Collection
Description: University of California, Berkeley, Physics Department hikes in Marin Co. L-R: E. U. Condon, R. T. Birge, Loeb, Jean Huddleston, Mahoney, Berghot Hoode, Mrs. Condon, unknown, Roger Hickman, Isabella Hill
Date: January 1925
Credit: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, courtesy AIP Emilio Segre Visual Archives
Description: George Hale's family on an outing in the Adirondack Mountains: left to right: wife Evelina, brother William B., father William E., sister Martha.
Credit: Photograph by George Hale, courtesy AIP Emilio Segre Visual Archives
Description: Ruth Irwin at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory east of La Serena, Chile.
Date: October, 1964
Credit: AIP Emilio Segre Visual Archives, John Irwin Slide Collection