Marietta Blau, Austrian Particle Physicist

Marietta Blau, Austrian Particle Physicist

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Portrait of Marietta Blau

Portrait of Marietta Blau

AIP Emilio Segre Visual Archives, Gift of Eva Connors

Students will be introduced to the story of Marietta Blau, an oft-forgotten Austrian Jewish physicist who was forced to leave her country upon its annexation by Nazi Germany in 1938. They will explore Blau’s life through oral history interviews and secondary sources, while also being exposed to her work in nuclear physics. Students will also compare modern particle detection equipment to that used by Blau and her contemporaries