Founded in 1962, The History Programs mission is to preserve and make known the history of modern physics and its allied fields through our two joint programs.
From our collections
Oral History Interviews
History of Science
The History Center's thirteen online exhibits engage a very broad audience - from elementary school students to historians of science. Visit our gallery to learn more about Marie Curie's discovery of radium or the three physicists who revolutionized our information age: the transistor.
Over 50 teaching guides on the history of physics, astronomy, and other physical sciences, highlight contributions across the diverse community of scientists. These teaching guides meet national educational standards, can fit into social and natural science courses, and are available for free on this site.