January 2014 Photos of the Month

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By Savannah Gignac, Assistant Photo Librarian

This month, in honor of our photo archives’ namesake, Emilio Segrè, we wanted to highlight the work of other Italian physicists that have contributed to the allied sciences.  Inventions and discoveries that have come from these scientists include telescopes (Galileo), batteries (Volta) and new elements on the periodic table (Fermi).  Our photographic archival collection includes such physicists as: Orso Mario Corbino, Enrico Fermi, Ettore Majorana, Franco Rasetti and many more.  Please enjoy our featured selection from our historical photos collection of these talented individuals. To see more images like the ones we’ve selected, type the name of the physicist in the search engine.

Enrico Fermi with a group of physicists that includes Ettore Majorana, by the leaning Tower of Pisa. Description: Image of Enrico Fermi during his studies in Pisa, taken 1918-1922.

Credit: Photograph by Nello Carrara, courtesy AIP Emilio Segre Visual Archives

 

 

 

 

 

 

Galileo telescope and 'discoverer' objective. Description: Galileo telescope and 'discoverer' objective.

Credit: AIP Emilio Segre Visual Archives, E. Scott Barr Collection

 

 

 

 

 

 Enrico Fermi and Niels Bohr walking on the Appian Way, Italy. Description: L-R: Enrico Fermi and Niels Bohr walking on the Appian Way, Italy.

Credit: Photograph by Samuel Goudsmit, courtesy AIP Emilio Segre Visual Archives, Goudsmit Collection

 

 

 

 

Engraved Illustration of Alessandro Volta Description: Engraved Illustration of Alessandro Volta

Credit: Engraved by Giovita Garavaglia, courtesy AIP Emilio Segre Visual Archives

 

 

 

 

Emilio Segrè at blackboard Description: Emilio Segrè at blackboard

Credit: AIP Emilio Segre Visual Archives, Segre Collection

 

 

 

 

Ettore Majorana (center) in Viareggio's pinewood, Italy; from left his mother, Maria, Rosina, friend Gastone Pique, and maternal grandmother. Description: Ettore Majorana (center) in Viareggio's pinewood, Italy; from left his mother, Maria, Rosina, friend Gastone Pique, and maternal grandmother.

Credit: Copyright B. and A. Pique' and E.Recami, courtesy of AIP Emilio Segre Visual Archives, E.Recami and Fabio Majorana Collection. Please contact Dr Erasmo Recami at recami@ mi.infn.it for permission to publish this photograph.