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Image number: RS.14105
Credit: ©National Film Board of Canada

Low Temperature Laboratory


ca. 1955

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height (paper): 207mm
weight (paper): 253 mm


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Photograph of two men engaged in work at the Canadian Research Council’s [NRC] Low Temperature Laboratory, a Laboratory intended to facilitate extreme low temperature physics. One, seated right as viewed, takes notes at a crowded table and the other, standing left as viewed, adjusts a piece of unknown apparatus.

Inscribed on the reverse in pencil: ‘Duo embryo high-pressure lab!’

Inscribed on the reverse in ink: 'The National Film Board of Canada. This is a Canadian Government photograph and may not be used for any advertising or commercial purpose without specific clearance and permission. Please credit N.F.B.'

Object history

From the papers of Franz Eugen Simon. Simon was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1941.

It is one of a series of seven photographs sent to Simon in 1955 by David Keith Chalmers MacDonald. MacDonald moved from Oxford to Ottowa in 1951 to set this laboratory up in the Low Temperature and Solid-States Physics Section of the Canadian NRC.

Related Fellows

David Keith Chalmers Macdonald (1920-1963, British)

Associated place

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