AIP History Center Newsletter
Volume XXXIX , No. 2, Fall 2007

Illinois Physics Department Donates Photo Collection

Daniel Alpert
Daniel Alpert, Downhill Skiing, Urbana-Champaign Physics Department.

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) has had a top-notch physics department since the 1920s. Recently the Emilio Segrť Visual Archives has received an outstanding collection of photographs from the Physics Department of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. With the understanding that AIPís efficient system will make the photos widely accessible, Celia Elliott, the departmentís Director of External Affairs and Special Projects, transferred approximately 1,500 photos showing many distinguished physicists who have taught, studied, or visited there.

Rosalyn Yalow with grad students
Rosalyn Yalow with graduate students at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Physics Department. Circa 1970s.
The collection contains photos of such notable physicists as John Bardeen, Frederick Seitz, Hans Frauenfelder and many others. We are currently cataloging the collection and placing scans online. We now have more than 10,000 photos online, for sale at cost.
First Mossbauer Conference Left: Photo of the First Mossbauer Conference, June 6-7, 1960, University of Illinois. Front row L-R: Rudolf Mossbauer; Robert Pound; Anatole Abragam. Back row L-R: Max Swerdlow; Hans Frauenfelder, Chien-shiung Wu.
Hans Frauenfelder
Left: Hans Frauenfelder speaking with Hans Bethe at a University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Physics Department function.

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