Monday, July 31, 2006

Italian Students Visit the Library

Thanks to a tip by Louis Zanoni of WZBN, executive director Alex Magoun contacted Dr. Chiara Nappi of Princeton University's Physics Department to invite her summer course visitors to visit the Library. They appeared, all 46 including chaperones, on Friday afternoon, July 28. Alex led them on a tour of Mr. Sarnoff's office and exhibits, during which they learned about his origins, his motivation, and his strategies for improving the world's ability to exchange information. Alex also explained how industrial physicists, chemists, and engineers manipulated electrons, light, and phosphors, in vacuum and then in solids, in order to accomplish Sarnoff's goals.

Here are two photos, courtesy of Mr. Zanoni, of the tour and the group:

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