Physics in Perspective

, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp 87–121 | Cite as

The Physical Tourist¶Physics and New York City

  • Benjamin Bederson
Original article


I discuss the contributions of physicists who have lived and worked in New York City within the context of the high schools, colleges, universities, and other institutions with which they were and are associated. I close with a walking tour of major sites of interest in Manhattan.

Key words. Thomas A. Edison; Nikola Tesla; Michael I. Pupin; Hall of Fame for GreatAmericans;AlbertEinstein;OttoStern;HenryGoldman;J.RobertOppenheimer; Richard P. Feynman; Julian Schwinger; Isidor I. Rabi; Bronx High School of Science; StuyvesantHighSchool;TownsendHarrisHighSchool;NewYorkAcademyofSciences; Andrei Sakharov; Fordham University; Victor F. Hess; Cooper Union; Peter Cooper; City University of New York; City College; Brooklyn College; Melba Phillips; Hunter College; Rosalyn Yalow; Queens College; Lehman College; New York University; Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences; Samuel F.B. Morse; John W. Draper; Columbia University; Polytechnic University; Manhattan Project; American Museum of Natural History; Rockefeller University; New York Public Library. 


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© Birkhauser Verlag Basel, 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Benjamin Bederson
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  1. 1.Department of Physics, New York University, Washington Square, New York, NY 10003, USA, e-mail: ben.bederson@nyu.eduUS

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