Solvay 1927 – A Film Clip (via Manjit Kumar’s Random Walks)

Fascinating footage of famous physicists…

..including Einstein and Bohr, seen in 1927.

Solvay 1927 - A Film Clip If you want to see extremely rare footage of some of the participants leaving the fifth Solvay conference held in Brussels in October 1927, its available here. Shot by the American Irving Langmuir, its just under 3 minutes long and shows Einstein, Bohr, Schrodinger, Heisenberg, Pauli, Born, de Broglie, Dirac and others after a day discussing quantum mechanics. The commentary is provided by Nancy Thorndike Greenspan, the author of an excellent bio … Read More

via Manjit Kumar’s Random Walks

2 Responses to “Solvay 1927 – A Film Clip (via Manjit Kumar’s Random Walks)”

  1. Anton Garrett Says:

    The hats look great. Bring them back!

  2. telescoper Says:

    Did they wear hats because they were operators?

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