AIP History Center Newsletter
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Spring 1995 Issue of the CHP Newsletter

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Richard Feynman in one of his memorable lectures on "The Character of Physical Law," the 1964 Messenger Lectures at Cornell. These were recorded by the BBC; the AIP Center recently received a set. They are distributed in 16mm film and 3/4" video tape format by the Education Development Center, 55 Chapel St.--Suite 450, Newton, MA 02160.


"We have a habit in writing articles published in scientific journals to make the work as finished as possible, to cover up all the tracks, to not worry about the blind alleys or describe how you had the wrong idea first, and so on. So there isn't any place to publish, in a dignified manner, what you actually did in order to get to do the work." -- Richard Feynman


Rosa Segrè has augmented the AIP's Emilio Segrè Visual Archives with a number of photos, including this photo of Julian Schwinger, David Inglis, and Edward Teller with boy on shoulders taken by her late husband at Los Alamos.


The Center's Associate Archivist Caroline Moseley (left) and Associate Director Joan Warnow-Blewett (right) with grant-in-aid recipient Natalia Lebedeva, the first researcher to use the Guide to the Archival Collections in the Niels Bohr Library at the American Institute of Physics.


William Fowler shown at Caltech the day the Nobel Prize was announced, 1983. Photo Courtesy of Physics Today.


Space scientist Nancy Roman has donated her personal papers, largely biographical materials documenting her distinguished career, to the AIP Niels Bohr Library; processing is underway. In the photograph she is showing NASA spacecraft model to students at Smith college.


"The history of science is the only history which can illustrate the progress of mankind. In fact, progress has no definite and unquestionable meaning in other fields than the field of science." -- George Sarton


For years Robert Palmer has been taking superior portraits of physicists (especially high-energy physicists). He has given reference copies of 100 of these to the AIP Niels Bohr Library's Emilio Segrè Visual Archives. As with a few of our other collections, when researchers want copies for themselves or to publish we will refer them to the photographer. While selling our own copies is a significant source of income for the Niels Bohr Library, it is more important to us that researchers get access to as many choices as possible. Shown in this photo: Willie Chinowsky, the University of California, Berkeley.


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