Melba Phillips at Brooklyn College, 1997

Melba Phillips at Brooklyn College, 1997

C019/7209 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 30.3MB

Downloadable file size: 2.1MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Restrictions: Editorial use only

Caption: Melba Newell Phillips (1907-2004), US physicist, with Professor Peter Lesser of the Physics Department, Brooklyn College. Phillips carried out her doctoral research at the University of California, Berkeley, under J. Robert Oppenheimer. This work led to the description in 1935 of what was called the Oppenheimer-Phillips effect concerning deuteron-induced nuclear reactions. Phillips lost her job at Brooklyn College in 1952 after refusing to testify during the McCarthy era. She returned to teaching in 1957, and Brooklyn College publicly apologised to Phillips in 1987. Photographed on 17 May 1997 at a symposium in her honour at Brooklyn College.

Release details: Model release not available. Property release not required.

Keywords: 17 may 1997, 1900s, 1990s, 1997, 2, 20th century, adult, american, apology, award, awarding, brooklyn college, caucasian, conference, duo, educator, female, group portrait, historical, history, human, male, man, mccarthy era, meeting, melba n. phillips, melba newell phillips, melba phillips, new york, north america, north american, nuclear physicist, nuclear physics, oppenheimer-phillips effect, pair, people, person, peter lesser, physical, physicist, physics, physics department, presenting, public honour, scientist, symposium, teacher, two, united states, usa, white, woman

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.