Vol. 11, No. 2
May 1999

Mercurial Matters


Antonio Meucci in Cuba

Planning for 2000

David Sarnoff Library


Hugh Slotten Receives Grants

Flashback to the Sixties: Bridging an Earlier Communications Gap

The Marc-Auguste Pictet Prize

Rereading the Supreme Court: Tesla's Invention of Radio

New Journal for Multimedia History

Book Review:
Media in America

Have Slides/Viewgraphs, Will Travel

The Vacuum Tube Museum at Manhattan College

Contact Us

The Marc-Auguste Pictet Prize

The "Societi de Physique et d'Histoire Naturelle de Geneve" (SPHN) announces its award, The Marc-Auguste Pictet Prize. In principle intended for a young researcher, this will reward an outstanding work, unpublished or recently published in the history of science. The value of the prize depends on the income of the Fund: in 1998 it amounted to Sfr. 14.000. Application is open to both Swiss and foreign candidates at university level. Two full copies of the work, plus a summary and a curriculum vitae, should be submitted by 31 December 1999 to: Prisident de la SPHN, Museum d'Histoire naturelleCase postale 6434, CH-1211 GENEVE 6, Switzerland. Texts may be written in French, German, Italian or English, but the summary should be translated into French as well; it should be approximately 4,000 words long. The theme for 2000 is the history of electricity and electromagnetism in the 18th and 19th centuries. Professors of the University of Geneva and experts in the field will examine all entries.