Andrew B. Whitehead, T. E. Cranshaw, John P. Schiffer and H. J. Hay

A group of scientists at A.E.R.E. Harwell have reported, at a meeting in New York of the American Physical Society on 30th January 1960, on experiments indicating that a hitherto unconfirmed predication of Einstein's theory of relativity appears to be correct. The two experiments - the measurements of the effect of gravitational fields and the effect of accelerations on electro-magnetic radiation - together constitute an illustration of the Principle on Equivalence which is the basic premise of Einstein's General Theory of Relativity.The four scientists who carried out the experiments (L-R): Andrew B. Whiteheadfrom Canada, T. E. Cranshaw of Southport Lancs., John P. Schiffer from America and H. J. Hay from New Zealand., Credit Line: United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, courtesy of AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Physics Today Collection
Abstract/Description: A group of scientists at A.E.R.E. Harwell have reported, at a meeting in New York of the American Physical Society on 30th January 1960, on experiments indicating that a hitherto unconfirmed predication of Einstein's theory of relativity appears to be correct. The two experiments - the measurements of the effect of gravitational fields and the effect of accelerations on electro-magnetic radiation - together constitute an illustration of the Principle on Equivalence which is the basic premise of Einstein's General Theory of Relativity.The four scientists who carried out the experiments (L-R): Andrew B. Whiteheadfrom Canada, T. E. Cranshaw of Southport Lancs., John P. Schiffer from America and H. J. Hay from New Zealand.
Subject(s): Meetings
Conversation
Portraits, Group
Cranshaw, T. E.
Schiffer, John P.
Whitehead, Andrew Bruce
Credit Line: United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, courtesy of AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Physics Today Collection
Catalog ID: Whitehead Andrew D1