GREGORY BREIT - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 273374
Sale Price $180.00
The American nuclear physicist is shown wearing a tuxedo and gazing into the camera in this 4x5 black and white photograph, signed in black ink
Photograph signed: "G. Breit". B/w, 4x5. Russian-born Gregory Breit (1899-1981) was a naturalized American nuclear physicist and professor at New York University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Yale and Buffalo. In 1925, while at the Carnegie Institution of Washington, Breit joined with Merle Tuve in using a pulsed radio transmitter to determine the height of the ionosphere, a technique important later in radar development. During the first years of World War II, he was chosen by Arthur Compton to supervise the early design of the first atomic bomb in the early phase in what would later become the Manhattan Project. In 2014, experimentalists proposed a way to validate an idea by Breit and John A. Wheeler that matter formation by could be achieved by interacting light particles. He was Associate Editor of the Physical Review four times and not only was awarded the Franklin Medal in 1964 but also the National Medal of Science three years later. Surface scratches, barely visible head on. Paperclip impression in upper left. Otherwise, fine condition.
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