AIP History Center Newsletter
Photos and Quotes included in the
Fall 2006 Issue of the CHP Newsletter

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H. Richard Gustafson playing with a guitar to pass the time while
monitoring the control room at a Fermilab experiment. Credit: AIP
Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Lawrence W. Jones Collection.

The physics laboratory of Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen at the University
of Wurzburg, unchanged from the time when x-rays were
discovered; From the book: X-rays: Past and Present by Victor
E. Pullin and W.J. Wiltshire. [London]: E. Benn, 1927. Credit:
AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Brittle Books Collection.

The mistakes made by leading scientists often provide a better insight into the spirit and presuppositions of their times than do their successes.

– Steven Weinberg


L-R: Donald Herriott, Ali Javan and William Bennett with the first helium-neon laser. Credit: AIP Emilio Segrè Visual
Archives, Hecht Collection.

The only thing wrong with scientists is that they don’t
understand science. They don’t know where their own institutions
came from, what forces shaped them, and they
are wedded to an anti-historical way of thinking which
threatens to deter them from ever finding out

– Eric Larrabe



Gordon Gould (left) with Ben Senitsky at TRG with millimeter wave amplifier. Credit: AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Hecht Collection;.


Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg engaged in a long and intimate collaboration through the 1930s, creating the quantum physics that has radically transformed
philosophy and daily life.


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