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Anna ("Vesse") and Odd Dahl

Description: Odd Dahl (1899-1994) was a Norwegian adventurer who had no formal scientific training but later made great contributions to research on atomic energy. He read physics while a member of Roald Amundsen's expedition to the Arctic. During the 1930s, Odd Dahl joined the staff of the Carnegie Institution in Washington as a member of the team developing the Van de Graff generator and later led Norway's atomic energy program. He is shown here with his wife Anna "Vesse" Dahl.


Creator/Photographer: Unidentified photographer


Medium: Black and white photographic print


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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: SIA2008-0790

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Taken on March 18, 2009