A Picture Gallery of Famous Physicists

Physicists A-Z The Einstein Collection Group Pictures


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A

Hannes Olof Gosta Alfven 20kB
Luis Walter Alvarez 60kB (2)
Carl David Anderson 24kB (7)
Philip Warren Anderson 38kB
Knut Angstrom 24kB
Edward Appleton ca. 1927, 75kB
Manfred von Ardenne at age 16 (1923), 58kB

B

John Bardeen 32kB
Henri Antoine Becquerel 40kB
J. Georg Bednorz 38kB
John S. Bell 84kB
Michael Berry 52kB
Hans Albrecht Bethe 66kB (1)
Bethe 1935 in Ann Arbor, 49kB
Homi Jehangir Bhabha 30kB
Gerd Binnig 37kB
Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett 30kB
Felix Bloch 42kB
Nicolaas Bloembergen 39kB
N.N. Bogoliubov 24kB
David Bohm 52kB
Aage Bohr 54kB
Niels Bohr 63kB
Ludwig Boltzmann 53kB
Max Born 26kB
Max Born (young) 60kB
Satyendranath N. Bose 38kB
Walter Bothe 26kB
Robert Boyle 41kB
Ferdinand Braun 43kB
Bertram Neville Brockhouse 39kB (3)
Sir William Henry Bragg 17kB
Sir William Lawrence Bragg 24kB
Walter Houser Brattain 17kB (7)
Geoffrey Breit 36kB
Louis deBroglie 50kB

C

Sadi Carnot 63kB
Sir James Chadwick 32kB
Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar 43kB
Georges Charpak 37kB
Pavel Alekseyevich Cherenkov 23kB
Steven Chu 64kB
Rudolf Clausius 25kB
Sir John Douglas Cockroft 27kB
Claude Cohen-Tannoudji 43kB
Arthur Holly Compton 41kB
Leon N. Cooper 49kB
Sir William Crookes 27kB
James Watson Cronin 36kB
Marie & Pierre Curie 53kB

D

Nils Gustaf Dalen 19kB (4)
Clinton Joseph Davisson 23kB (7)
Peter Debye 76kB
Hans G. Dehmelt 39kB
Max Delbrück 44kB
Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac 68kB
P.A.M. Dirac at the blackboard, 76kB
Revas R. Dogonadze (1931-1985), 30kB (14)
Freeman J. Dyson 38kB (1)

E

Arthur Stanley Eddington 26kB
Paul Ehrenfest 43kB
The Albert Einstein collection
Lorand Eötvös 32kB
Leo Esaki 23kB
Leonhard Euler 101kB

F

Michael Faraday 14kB
Enrico Fermi 45kB
Enrico Fermi at the blackboard, with funny formula, 84kB
Richard Phillips Feynman 67kB
Val Logsdon Fitch 56kB
William Alfred Fowler 68kB
James Franck 28kB
Ilya Mikhailovich Frank 25kB
Benjamin Franklin 43kB
Yakov Il'ich Frenkel 54kB
Augustin Jean Fresnel 44kB
Jerome I. Friedman 53kB

G

Dennis Gabor 49kB
Galileo Galilei 72kB
George Gamow 14kB (5)
Carl Friedrich Gauss 85kB
Hans Geiger 41kB
Murray Gell-Mann 50kB (1)
Pierre-Gilles de Gennes 41kB
Walter Gerlach 33kB
Ivar Giaever 30kB
J.W. Gibbs 50kB
Donald Arthur Glaser 56kB (1)
Sheldon Lee Glashow 40kB
Maria Goeppert-Mayer 46kB
Jeffrey Goldstone 27kB
Samuel A. Goudsmit 39kB
Vladimir Naumovich Gribov 32kB

H

Otto Hahn (well, yes, he was a chemist) 62kB
Edwin H. Hall 34kB (15)
Steven Hawking 40kB
Werner Heisenberg 93kB
W. Heisenberg at the blackboard, 83kB
Walter Heitler 41kB
Hermann von Helmholtz 60kB
William Herschel 64kB
Gustav Hertz 60kB
Gerhard Herzberg 44kB
Viktor Franz Hess 40kB
Anthony Hewish 33kB
David Hilbert 54kB
Robert Hofstadter 51kB
Fred Hoyle 40kB
Edwin Powell Hubble 58kB (6)
Friedrich Hund 54kB
Christiaan Huygens 43kB

I

Ernst Ising 60kB

J

Johannes Hans Daniel Jensen 22kB
Irene & Frederick Joliot-Curie 52kB (7)
Pasqual Jordan 35kB
Brian D. Josephson 37kB
James Prescott Joule 31kB

K

Heike Kamerlingh Onnes 25kB (7)
Pjotr Leonidovich Kapitza 35kB
Theodore von Karman 44kB
Lord Kelvin (William Thomson) 35kB
Henry W. Kendall 42kB
Johannes Kepler 55kB
Yuli Khariton 37kB
Gustav Robert Kirchhoff 44kB
Klaus von Klitzing 38kB
Walter Kohn 61kB
Nikolaus Kopernikus 63kB
Igor W. Kurchatov 22kB
Polykarp Kusch 39kB

L

Joseph-Louis Lagrange 54kB
Willis Lamb 58kB
Johann Heinrich Lambert 64kB
Cornelius Lanczos 15kB
Lev Davidovich Landau 59kB
L.D. Landau as NKVD prisoner 18kB
Paul Langevin 26kB
Max von Laue 26kB
Robert B. Laughlin 34kB
Ernest Orlando Lawrence 55kB
Leon M. Lederman 20kB
David Lee 61kB
Philipp Lenard 30kB
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg 91kB
Fritz London 21kB
Hendrik Antoon Lorentz 47kB

M

Ernst Mach 44kB
Theodore Harold Maiman 27kB
Erwin Madelung 34kB
Ettore Majorana 42kB
Guglielmo Marconi 26kB
Sir Harrie Massey 31kB
James Clerk Maxwell 26kB
Edwin M. McMillan 83kB (1)
Simon van der Meer 56kB
Lise Meitner 50kB
Albert Abraham Michelson 39kB
Louis Michel 29kB
Robert A. Millikan 54kB
Hermann Minkowski 37kB
Rudolf Moessbauer 27kB
Christian Møller 97kB
Sir Neville Francis Mott 23kB
Ben R. Mottelson 25kB
K. Alexander Müller 74kB

N

Yoichiro Nambu 50kB © Madhusree Mukherjee (1)
Yuval Ne'eman 28kB
Sir Isaac Newton 69kB

O

Lars Onsager 20kB (7)
Hans Christian Oersted 27kB
Julius Robert Oppenheimer 28kB
J. R. Oppenheimer in a gloomy mood 28kB
Douglas Osheroff 49kB

P

Blaise Pascal 107kB
Friedrich Louis Carl Heinrich Paschen 38kB
Wolfgang Paul 25kB
Wolfgang Pauli 51kB
Rudolph Peierls 33kB
Arno Allen Penzias 31kB
Martin Perl 80kB
William D. Phillips 50kB
Max Planck 45kB
Robert W. Pohl 30kB
Cecil Frank Powell 34kB
Alexander Mikhailovich Prokhorov 20kB
Edward Purcell 46kB

R

Isidor Isaac Rabi 46kB
James Rainwater 27kB
Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman 39kB
Norman F. Ramsey 33kB
Lord Rayleigh (John William Strutt) 56kB
Frederick Reines 24kB
Osborne Reynolds 85kB (9)
Robert Richardson 52kB
Burton Richter 43kB
Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen 35kB
Heinrich Rohrer 47kB
Marshall N. Rosenbluth 29kB (7)
Carlo Rubbia 91kB
Heinrich Rubens 60kB
Ernst Ruska 44kB
Sir Ernest Rutherford 51kB
Sir Martin Ryle 24kB

S

Andrei Dmitrievich Sakharov 41kB
A. D. Sakharov with fur cap, 99kB
Abdus Salam 44kB
Arthur L. Schawlow 43kB
Paul Scherrer 46kB
J. Robert Schrieffer 30kB
Erwin Schrödinger 43kB
E. Schrödinger as artillery officer 17kB
Melvin Schwartz 54kB
Karl Schwarzschild 25kB
Julian Seymour Schwinger 90kB
Glenn Seaborg 104kB
Emilio Gino Segre 49kB (1)
Frederick Seitz 31kB
William Shockley 91kB
Clifford G. Shull around 1950, 44kB
Kai M. Siegbahn 50kB
Karl Manne Siegbahn 29kB
Arnold Sommerfeld 41kB
Sommerfeld at old age, 55kB
Johannes Stark 27kB
Josef Stefan 46kB
Jack Steinberger 41kB
Otto Stern 21kB
Horst L. Störmer 42kB
Ernst Carl Gerlach Stückelberg 19kB

T

Igor Evgenevich Tamm 25kB
Richard E. Taylor 57kB
Edward Teller 40kB
Nikola Tesla 70kB
Llewellyn H. Thomas 30kB
Sir George Paget Thomson 17kB (8)
Sir Joseph John Thomson 32kB
Samuel Chao Chung Ting 20kB
Sin-Itiro Tomonaga 50kB
Charles Hard Townes 25kB
Daniel C. Tsui 51kB

U

Stan Ulam 99kB
Harold Clayton Urey 24kB

V

John Hasbrouck van Vleck 20kB
Count Alessandro Volta 32kB

W

Ernest Walton 27kB
Hermann Weyl 41kB
Steven Weinberg 43kB
John Archibald Wheeler 67kB (1)
Gian Carlo Wick 62kB
Rolf Wideröe 62kB
Emil Johann Wiechert 32kB
Wilhelm Wien 45kB
Eugene P. Wigner 56kB
Kenneth G. Wilson 48kB
Robert Woodrow Wilson 26kB
C.S. Wu (80. birthday 1992) 58kB

Y

Hideki Yukawa 44kB

Z

Pieter Zeeman 34kB
Yakov B. Zeldovich 23kB
Frits Zernike 33kB


The Albert Einstein Collection

The oldest known picture 53kB
E. ca. 1900, 27kB
E. as patent clerk, ca. 1905, 69kB
E. in a laboratory, 1910, 76kB (17)
E. with Fritz Haber, Berlin, 1914, 62kB
E. in front of book shelves, 1920, 97kB
E. at Yerkes Observatory, 1921, 87kB (16)
E. takes a walk, Berlin, 1922, 47kB
E. in Spain, Escuela Industrial de Barcelona, 1923, 58kB (10)
E. in Montevideo/Uruguay, with Carlos Vaz Ferreira, 1925, 84kb (11)
E. at Leiden university, 1920s, 38 kB
with A.S. Eddington, P. Ehrenfest, H.A. Lorentz, W. deSitter
E. on vacation at the Baltic sea, 1928, 90kB
E. plays the fiddle, 1929, 55kB
ditto, 1941, 46kB
E. with Nernst, Planck, Millikan, von Laue, Berlin 1928, 131kB
E. with Rabindranath Tagore, 1930, 53kB
E. giving a radio talk, 1930, 45kB
E. in 1931 , 80kB
E. making an exit, Berlin, Physikalisches Institut, 60kB
E. in his study, Berlin, Haberlandstraße, 70kB
E. smoking a pipe 61kB
E. with Kurt Gödel, Princeton, 1954, 68kB
E. early 1940s 109kB
E. formally dressed 63kB
E. in 1947, picture taken by Philippe Halsman, 69kB
E. riding a bicycle, Santa Barbara, 1933, 77kB (6)
E. sailing, 1936, 58kB
E. with Indian headgear, 1931, 46kB
E. at the blackboard 91kB
E. with Charles Chaplin, Hollywood, 1931, 80kB
E. with Max Planck, 1929, 52kB
E. with W. Adams, A.A. Michelson, R.A. Millikan, Pasadena, 1931, 155kB
E. at his home in Princeton 65kB
E. in his study, Princeton 1937, 76kB
E. with Thomas Mann, Princeton 1938, 123kB
E. with his hair flying, 1940, 81kB (17)
E. with J.R. Oppenheimer, 1946, 89kB (6)
E. with Leo Szilard, 1946, 54kB
E. in winter, 37kB
E's 70th birthday, Princeton, 31kB
with H.P. Robertson, E. Wigner, H. Weyl, K. Goedel, I.I. Rabi, R. Ladenburg, J.R. Oppenheimer, G.M. Clemence (13)
E. with hands folded 42kB
E. in a philosphical mood, 1945, 112kB (17)
E. 1950 70kB
E. with David Ben Gurion, Princeton 1951, 91kB (12)
E. in 1954, 90kB
with N. Bohr, J. Franck, I.I. Rabi
E. in front of his Princeton home 55kB
The last blackboard 99kB
The inevitable tongue picture 24kB

Einstein Family Pictures

Grandparents Abraham and Hindel Einstein 108kB
Father Hermann 41kB
Mother Pauline 70kB
E. with sister Maja 71kB
Mileva Mariç 1899, 39kB
Wedding portrait of Mileva Mariç and A.E, 1903, 40kB
E. with little son Hans Albert, 1904, 50kB
E. with Mileva and Hans Albert, 1904, 62kB
Eduard, Mileva, Hans-Albert, 1914, 84kB
Son Eduard 58kB
E. with second wife (and cousin) Elsa, 1920, 64kB
E. with Elsa on their journey back to Europe, June 1922, 76kB
E. with Elsa, 1931, 58kB
E. with Elsa and stepdaughter Margot 69kB
Maja Einstein-Winteler, ca. 1940, 45 kB
Margot Einstein, 37 kB
School picture, Cantonal school at Aarau, 1896, 134 kB

Einsteins high school diploma 27kB


Clusters of Physicists

Sommerfeld & Bohr 73kB
Colloquium with Bohr Berlin, 1920, 109kB
Stern, Lenz, Franck, Ladenburg, Knipping, Bohr, Wagner, von Baeyer, Hahn, von Hevesy, Meitner, Westphal, Geiger, Hertz, Pringsheim
Göttinger Bohr-Festspiele, June 1922, 122kB
Carl W. Oseen, Niels Bohr, James Franck, Oskar Klein, Max Born (Front)
Copenhagen spring conference 1932, 86kB
"Bohrfestspiele" Copenhagen, 1934, 54kB
Copenhagen autumn 1937, 122kB
Bohr,Heisenberg, Pauli Copenhagen 1934, 81kB
Nobel prize winners 1932/33, 65kB
E. Schrödinger, W. Heisenberg, P. Dirac, Schrödinger's wife, Dirac's and Heisenberg's mother, 65kB
Bohr & Pauli pondering over a spinning top 35kB
Bardeen, Shockley, Brattain 86kB
P.A.M. Dirac & R.P. Feynman 123kB
Astrophysicists (Eddington, Lorentz, Einstein, Ehrenfest, deSitter) 48kB
Berlin physicists (including Einstein, Franck, Haber, Hahn, Hertz) 116kB
Göttingen physicists (Reich, Born, Franck, Pohl) 71kB
O. Hahn & L. Meitner, ca 1908, 67kB
M. Gell-Mann & R.P. Feynman 66kB (7)
R. Hulse & J. Taylor 45kB
H. Kamerlingh Onnes & J.D van der Waals 67kB
T.D. Lee and C.N. Yang in 1957 79kB (7)
Shelter Island Conference 127kB
W. Lamb, J.A. Wheeler (standing), A. Pais, R. Feynman, H. Feshbach, J. Schwinger
L. Nordheim, H.A. Bethe, I.I. Rabi, E.U. Condon 62kB (7)
I.I. Rabi & E. Fermi at the beach, 96kB (7)
Solvay conference 1911 137kB
Solvay conference 1927 112kB
Teller & Sakharov 46kB
Uhlenbeck, Kramers, Goudsmit 71kB
Ulam, Feynman, von Neumann, Los Alamos, 62kB


(1) © Scientific American
(2) Source: LBL
(3) Source: McMaster U.
(4) Contributed by Anna Munoz Lundgren
(5) Contributed by Beverly Lynds
(6) © Courtesy of the Archives, California Institute of Technology
(7) © Emilio Segre Visual Archives
(8) Contributed by Christopher Walker, University of Ulster
(9) Contributed by Andres Larraza
(10) Contributed by Jacobo Lopez Pavillard
(11) Contributed by Oscar Sarlo, Uruguay
(12) Photographer: Alan Richards. Courtesy of the Institute for Advanced Study Archives.
(13) © Courtesy the estate of Howard Schrader
(14) Contributed by Zurab D. Urushadze
(15) Contributed by Gerhard Strobel
(16) Contributed by Robert C. Kuhmann
(17) anonymous donation

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