AIP History Center Newsletter
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Spring 2004 Issue of the CHP Newsletter

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Einstein One of the many photos in AIP’s Web exhibit on Einstein at www.aip.org/history/einstein. New material is being added to the exhibit to help those preparing for the centennial celebrations of his classic 1905 papers. Credit: Library of Congress, courtesy AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives.


Myriam Sarachik
Myriam Sarachik at Bell Labs in 1963. Photo courtesy AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives/Gift of M. Sarachik.
 

The historical investigation of the development of a science is most needful, lest the principles treasured up in it become a system of half-understood prescripts, or worse, a system of prejudices.

—Ernst Mach


 

 



“Adventures Inside the Atom,”
From“Adventures Inside the Atom,”
General Electric Co., Schenectady, NY, 1948.


By being aware of how other scientists were challenged, and failed or triumphed, we are better equipped to recognize by analogy the false clues, inconvenient facts, unstated assumptions, and odd wedge of sunlight in our own research.

—Edward W. Cliver and Ruth P. Liebowitz


We continue to find excellent pictures to add to our Visual Archives in books that we select for microfilming in our Brittle Books Preservation project.
Heike Kamerlingh Onnes drawing of himself Heike Kamerlingh Onnes' drawing of a helium liquefactor
Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, from Het Natuurkundig laboratorium der Rijks-Universeiteit te Leiden in de jaren 1882-1904, Leyden. Rijksuniversiteit. Kamerlingh Onnes Laboratorium, Leiden : E. Ijdo, 1904. Drawn by Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, view of a helium liquefactor in his lab, from Het Natuurkundig Laboratium der Ruiksuniversiteit te Leiden in de Jaren 1904-1922, Leyden. Rijksuniversiteit. Kammerlingh Onnes Laboratorium, Leiden : E. Ijdo, 1922.
Photos courtesy AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives.


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