Curiosity, Creativity, Compassion: Albert V. Baez

Curiosity, Creativity, Compassion: Albert V. Baez

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Portrait of Albert Baez

Portrait of Albert Baez

AIP Emilio Segre Visual Archives, gift of Albert Baez

Students will learn about physicist Albert Baez, father of folk musician Joan Baez. They will read about his life and work, including his scientific contributions and his international science educational outreach. Readings include general biographical information as well as personal reflections by Baez about his year spent trying to establish science programs at the newly established University of Baghdad. Students will also explore optics, specifically properties of light and reflection, which Baez applied to develop X-Ray microscopy techniques.