Photo of the Week: Nobel Prize

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It's Nobel Prize season again. Today's installment of Photo of the Week draws on the Carter's archive of photographer Clara Sipprell (1885-1975) who shot, among other things, portraits of famous diplomats and scientists. The following three photographs, all by Clara Sipprell, are portraits of Nobel Prize-winning scientists that I just happened to come across while doing some cataloging last week.

Clara Sipprell, Professor Manne Siegbahn--Physics--Nobel Prize--Stockholm - 1938
Professor Manne Siegbahn--Physics--Nobel Prize--Stockholm - 1938, gelatin silver print, 1938

Manne Siegbahn (1886-1978) was a Swedish scientist who won the 1924 Nobel Prize for Physics. Interestingly, his son won the Nobel for work in the same field - x-ray spectroscopy - in 1981.

Clara Sipprell, Professor The Svedberg--Physical Chemistry--Nobel Prize--Uppsala - 1938
Professor The Svedberg--Physical Chemistry--Nobel Prize--Uppsala, gelatin silver print, 1938

Theodor Svedberg (1884-1971) was also a Swedish scientist; he invented a high speed centrifuge and won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1926.

Clara Sipprell, Dr. Hideki Yukawa, Nobel Prize--Physics, ca. 1950s
Dr. Hideki Yukawa, Nobel Prize--Physics, gelatin silver print, ca. 1950s

Hideki Yukawa (1907-1981) was the first Japanese Nobel Prize laureate, who won the prize for his work with subatomic particles in 1949.

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That is an excellent photo of Yukawa.

Cool pics.

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