AIP History Center Newsletter
Photos and Quotes included in the
Fall 1997 Issue of the CHP Newsletter

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At left: Lev Davidovich Landau, 1961; Center: "Dau says"-- a caricature of Lev Landau; At right: A scientist reviews his files in the storeroom of the Division of Radiosphysics, CSIRO, Sydney, Australia. Photo courtesy CSIRO Telecommunications and Industrial Physics.

"We are at the very beginning of time for the human race. It is not unreasonable that we grapple with problems. There are tens of thousands of years in the future. Our responsibility is to do what we can, learn what we can, improve the solutions and pass them on" --Richard Feynman

At left: John Archibald Wheeler emerging from Black Hole, Nova Scotia, 1981; Center: J. Robert Oppenheimer speaking at the dedication of the Niels Bohr Library on 26 September 1962; At right: Joan Warnow-Blewett.

"Many of the ideas we cherish as novel have origins that predate us by embarrassingly long times." --Rudolf Raff

At left: Samuel P. Langley, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. Photo courtesy the Smithsonian Institution Archives; Center: Homer Levi Dodge and Mrs. Margaret Dodge skating on the Iowa River, ca. 1917-1919. ; At right: Oliver Joseph Lodge, 25 January 1920.

Some examples of the fine portraits of astronomers, numbering more than a thousand, taken by John Irwin. While most are identified, for some we need your help in determining who is portrayed. Do you recognize anyone? The photos shown above were taken at meetings of:

At left: AAS, Columbus, June 27, 1973; Center: IAU, Montreal, August 17, 1977; At right: IAU, Baltimore, August 10, 1988.

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