A detailed examination of the development of the atomic age from the discovery of radioactivity in the late 1800s to the close of the Cold War near the end of the twentieth century, with discussions of the scientific, political and cultural ramifications of nuclear energy.
The web's best resource for information on history's only recipient of two unshared Nobel Prizes. Provides access to thousands of digitized manuscripts, photographs and letters, documentary history exhibits, videos and much more.
An exploration of Roger Hayward, a true polymath. At various points a poet and a puppeteer, Hayward was also an expert on optics, an accomplished architect and a famed scientific illustrator. He was a remarkable individual whose life story is full of surprises.
An introduction to the work of the Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists, led by Albert Einstein and Leó Szilárd in the mid-1940s. This exhibit gives users the opportunity to assist us in our work through crowdsourced transcription.
A sampler of the thousands of hours of audio and video held in SCARC's collections that are related to the history of science.
By Ewan Cameron, Linus Pauling's chief collaborator on his vitamin C and cancer trials.
By Jack Dunitz, an esteemed crystallographer who worked with Linus Pauling and Dorothy Hodgkin, among many others.
By Roger Hayward, scientific illustrator, architect, inventor and amateur scientist.
An overview of the life of OSU x-ray crystallographer Clara Brink Shoemaker.