A couple of weeks ago retired Physics Professor Steve Baker sent over a package of materials. It took a while for me to get to it but when I did I was just delighted with its contents. Most of it was new to me and I’m going to have to take him to lunch to get a few questions answered. My favorite thing, though, was instantly recognizable:
We’d seen them before, of course, in pictures from the Masterson demonstration in February, 1969 but didn’t have one in the collection:
And here’s one I just came across recently, Ira Gruber no doubt making a compelling point to a group of students:
I’m pretty sure he still has that jacket.
Bonus: This little placard completes our collection of Masterson pins, begun a couple of years ago with the glorious find of Alan Grob’s lapel button, as described here.
Extra Bonus: As some undergraduate astutely noted on a wall in the basement of the Physics Building, Dr. Baker rocks.