April 2014 Photos of the Month

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By Savannah Gignac, Assistant Photo Librarian

Reaching New Heights  

During a 1922 lecture by Niels Bohr, Werner Heisenberg publicly questioned his mathematics. By gaining Bohr’s attention, Heisenberg was invited on a hike in the mountains where they discussed current theories and quantum physics.  This marked the beginning of their famous collaboration.  With the Spring upon us, long hikes are a great way for group travel and learning.  In April we are featuring images of hiking in the great outdoors from our collection.  Please enjoy our featured selection from our historical photos collection of these and other famous hikers. To see more images like the ones we’ve selected, type “hiking” in the search engine.

Brillouin_Leon_D6Description: Leon Brillouin and Theodore Soller; Rock climbing at Devil's Lake; Madison,Wisconsin; 1928. [Names written on back of photograph: Hauaivalt(?), Whitelaw, Earls, Calder, Eckels].

Date: 1928

Credit: AIP Emilio Segre Visual Archives, Leon Brillouin Collection






Dadourian_Haroutune_C3Description: (L-R): Haroutune Dadourian, Percy Bridgman and Harvey Davis hike above the timber line.

Date: Unknown

Credit: AIP Emilio Segre Visual Archives




Rasetti_Franco_H2Description: Walking at the foot of Mount Stephen, British Columbia are Rene Bureau, C. E. Resser, G. D. Maxey, and J.-W. Laverdiere. From the book 'Franco Rasetti, Physicien et Naturaliste', by Danielle Ouellet with collaboration of Rene Bureau, Guerin, Montreal, 2000.

Date: Unknown

Credit: Photograph by Leo G. Morin, courtesy AIP Emilio Segre Visual Archives, Rene Bureau Collection



Condon_Edward_D5Description: University of California, Berkeley, Physics Department hikes in Marin Co. L-R: E. U. Condon, R. T. Birge, Loeb, Jean Huddleston, Mahoney, Berghot Hoode, Mrs. Condon, unknown, Roger Hickman, Isabella Hill

Date: January 1925

Credit: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, courtesy AIP Emilio Segre Visual Archives




Hale_George_G7Description: George Hale's family on an outing in the Adirondack Mountains: left to right: wife Evelina, brother William B., father William E., sister Martha.

Date: 1892

Credit: Photograph by George Hale, courtesy AIP Emilio Segre Visual Archives




Irwin_John_G2Description: Ruth Irwin at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory east of La Serena, Chile.

Date: October, 1964

Credit: AIP Emilio Segre Visual Archives, John Irwin Slide Collection