left to right: Harold Clayton Urey (1893-1981), Lyle H.B. Peer (1898-1987), and Frieda Daum Urey (1898-1992)

ID: SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2010-0260]

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Form/Genre: Black-and-white photographs

Date: 1939

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 90-105, Science Service Records, Image No. SIA2010-0260

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Summary

left to right: Physical chemist Harold Clayton Urey (1893-1981), General Electric Company scientist Lyle H.B. Peer (1898-1987), and Frieda Daum Urey (1898-1992) observe a demonstration of "The Electromagnetic Levitator" given by Peer at the National Academy of Sciences spring meeting, May 1939, Washington, D.C. The aluminum dish was made to float freely in the air by magnetic waves from the coils beneath. The photograph was captioned "It Floats in the Air.

Subject

  • Urey, Harold Clayton 1893-1981
  • Peer, Lyle H. B. 1898-1987
  • Urey, Frieda Daum 1898-1992
  • General Electric Company
  • National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 90-105, Science Service Records, Image No. SIA2010-0260

Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520

Date

1939

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Topic

Chemistry

Form/Genre

Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2010-0260]

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