May 16, 2007
By Elisabeth Grant
The American Institute of Physics (AIP) has announced a new endowment designed to collect and preserve oral histories of those in the field of industrial physics. The Marc H. Brodsky Fund for Oral History of Physicists in Industry was made possible through a generous gift from Lois and Julian Brodsky Family, as well as further contributions from other donors. As the AIP newsletter explains, “This permanently restricted endowment will enable the American Institute of Physics, Center for History of Physics and Niels Bohr Library & Archives to interview several important industrial physicists each year, transcribe and preserve their oral histories, and make them available to researchers now and in the future.” The fund is also meant to honor Marc H. Brodsky, who served as the AIP’s Executive Director and CEO from 1993 to 2007.