Physicists at the Seventh Solvay Physics Conference, Brussels, Belgium, October 1933

ID: SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-0577]

Creator: Science Service

Form/Genre: Black-and-white photographs

Date: 1933

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 90-105, Science Service Records, Image No. SIA2008-0577

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This image, which includes in the front row (at left) Irène Joliot-Curie (1897-1956) and (at right) her mother Marie Sklodowska Curie (1867-1934), and in back row (left) her husband Frédéric Joliot (1900-1958), is part of a photograph taken of all attendees. Nearly every major scientist interested in research relating to atomic physics attended that meeting. In the front row are Irene Curie, Niels Henrik David Bohr (1885-1962), Abram Fedorovich Ioffe (1880-1960), and Marie Curie; in the back row (from left) are Joliot, Werner Heisenberg (1901-1976), Hendrik Anthony Kramers (1894-1952), Ernst Stahel (b. 1896), Enrico Fermi (1901-1954), Ernest Thomas Sinton Walton (1903-1995), Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac (1902-1984), Peter Joseph William Debye (1884-1966), Nevill Francis Mott (1905-1996), and Blas Cabrera y Felipe (1878-1945). The black crop lines visible around Fermi's head were made by a Science Service editor.


  • Joliot-Curie, Irène 1897-1956
  • Bohr, Niels 1885-1962
  • Ioffe, A. F (Abram Fedorovich) 1880-1960
  • Curie, Marie 1867-1934
  • Joliot-Curie, Frédéric
  • Heisenberg, Werner 1901-1976
  • Kramers, Hendrik Anthony 1894-1952
  • Stahel, Ernest b. 1896
  • Fermi, Enrico 1901-1954
  • Walton, Ernest 1903-1995
  • Dirac, P. A. M (Paul Adrien Maurice) 1902-1984
  • Debye, Peter J. W (Peter Josef William) 1884-1966
  • Mott, N. F (Nevill Francis) Sir 1905-
  • Cabrera, Blas 1878-1945
  • Solvay Conference on Physics

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