Friday, January 4, 2013

Marian Smoluchowski and an archived photograph

Marian Smoluchowski together with professors and 4-th year graduates of the Lviv University (June, 1904). Seated (left to right): Prof. Jan Rajewski, Prof. Ignacy Zakrzewski, Prof. Jozef Puzyna, Prof. Marian Smoluchowski. Standing (left to right): Jozef Bartkiewicz, Ivan Bodnar, Antoni Łomnicki, Nykyfor Danysh, Rev. Volodymyr Ardan, Zdzislaw Thullie, Roman Shypaylo, Ivan Sitnytsky.

We discuss the photograph procured from the archives of the V.Stefanyk Lviv National Scientific Library of Ukraine dated by 1904 which shows Marian Smoluchowski together with professors and graduate students of the Philosophy department of the Lviv University. The personalia includes both the professors and the graduates depicted on the photograph with the emphasis on the graduates as being much less known and studied. The photograph originates from the collection of the Shevchenko Scientific Society, therefore a brief historical background on the activities of physicists in this society around that period of time is provided as well.

"Marian Smoluchowski: A story behind one photograph" by A. Ilnytska, J. Ilnytskyi, Yu. Holovatch, A. Trokhymchuk

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