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Maria Goeppert-Mayer (1906-1972), walking in to the Nobel ceremony with King Gustaf Adolf | by Smithsonian Institution
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Maria Goeppert-Mayer (1906-1972), walking in to the Nobel ceremony with King Gustaf Adolf

Description: This photo was taken in 1963, as physicist Maria Goeppert-Mayer (1906-1972) was being escorted by King Gustav Adolf of Sweden to a gala banquet following the ceremony during which she received the Nobel Prize in physics for development of the model of atomic nuclei in which the orbits of protons and neutrons are arranged in concentric "shells".

 

Creator/Photographer: Unidentified photographer

 

Medium: Black and white photographic print

 

Date: 1963

 

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives

 

Collection: Accession 90-105: Science Service Records, 1920s – 1970s - Science Service, now the Society for Science & the Public, was a news organization founded in 1921 to promote the dissemination of scientific and technical information. Although initially intended as a news service, Science Service produced an extensive array of news features, radio programs, motion pictures, phonograph records, and demonstration kits and it also engaged in various educational, translation, and research activities.

 

Accession number: SIA2008-1866

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Taken on February 27, 2009