Friday, February 24, 2006

1927 Solvay Conference Film - Footage of the Giants of Quantum Theory

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One of the most famous photos in the history of physics captures the illustrious participants at the fifth Solvay Conference in Brussels, October 1927. 29 physicists, the main quantum theorists of the day, came together, 17 of the 29 attendees were or became Nobel Prize winners. This is a home movie shot by Irving Langmuir, (1932 Nobel Prize winner). Twenty-one of the 29 attendees are on the film. The film includes shots of Erwin Schrödinger, Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, Dirac and Niels Bohr.

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