Physics Today features the Emilio Segrè Visual Archives

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9 December 2013


The Emilio Segrè Visual Archives (ESVA), part of AIP's Niels Bohr  Library and Archives, is one of the institute's most popular and valued  services. For a behind-the-scenes look at ESVA, read the article that photo  librarian Savannah Gignac wrote for Physics  Today's online Points of View department. Here is an excerpt:Maria Goeppert-Mayer

But once  theories and experimental methods become part of the physics canon, it's easy  to ignore or forget who is behind them. How and where did these people develop  their careers? Who and what inspired them on their roads to success? . . . Behind  the equations and accolades, it may be difficult to see the human beings who  originated those ideas. Photography gives us a rare glimpse into the  physicist's life, illuminating his or her path to success.

Read the full article on Physics Today online.