Busy week in the history programs

By Melanie Mueller, Assistant Director and Amanda Nelson, Associate Archivist

French film crew with Ron DoelIt has been a busy week here at the AIP History Programs with a project coming to completion, new features added to our website, and a few visitors.

Over the past 8 weeks, we have been having new shelving installed in our archives, and we are pleased to announce that the construction is now complete. We again have full access to our collections and are ready for researchers. As always, please nbl [at] aip [dot] org (let us know) if you’d like to come and do research so that we can answer any questions before you arrive. We’ll be giving more details on the construction in an upcoming post.

Our Emilio Segrè Visual Archives website received a new feature on its homepage. Galleries of ESVA’s photos of the month and featured collections are now available. We will be adding additional collections in the coming weeks and months.Japanese film crew with Alex Wellerstein

Finally this week, a French production company interviewed Florida State University professors and historians of science Ron Doel and Kristine Harper in the reading room of the Niels Bohr Library & Archives.  The footage will be featured in a documentary that includes a discussion on military weather control and geoengineering.  A Japanese film crew was also on site the same day interviewing Alex Wellerstein, the Postdoctoral Fellow at the AIP Center for History of Physics, discussing his work on the history of nuclear secrecy and the development of the atomic bomb.