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Postscript to the Victor Hess Year 2012  (Created: 2012-10-11)

Victor Hess in his balloon (Historic foto from 1912, from The New York Times of August 7, 2012)

On August 7, 2012, the exact 100th anniversary of the legendary balloon flight during which Victor Hess discovered the cosmic radiation, a full-page article appeared in the New York Times written by Bill Breisky, the step-grandson of Victor Hess. In this article, Bill Breisky describes his close relation to his step-grandfather, from the point of view of a small boy having fun with his Nobel Prize winning Grandpa.

(We regret the moderate technical quality of the reproduction of the article.)

(2012-10-11)

Article in The New York Times of August 7, 2012

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