left to right: R. Adrienne Weill (b. 1903) and John Phillip Nielsen (b. 1911)

ID: SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2010-0940]

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Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 90-105, Science Service Records, Image No. SIA2010-0940

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Summary

left to right: French physicist and engineer R. Adrienne Weill (b. 1903) and John Phillip Nielsen (b. 1911). Nielsen, head of the metallurgical laboratory at New York University's College of Engineering, is shown demonstrating a dilatometer to the visiting scientist. Weill, a student of Marie Curie's, had been evacuated to England during World War II. While working at Cambridge University, the physicist had become a friend and mentor to Rosalind Franklin and then later helped Franklin secure a position at a prestigious French laboratory to further her skills in x-ray crystallography.

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  • Weill, R. Adrienne 1903-
  • Nielsen, John Phillip 1911-
  • New York University College of Engineering
  • University of Cambridge

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 90-105, Science Service Records, Image No. SIA2010-0940

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

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  • Engineering
  • Women scientists
  • Physics

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Black-and-white photographs

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SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2010-0940]