History of Radiation and Radiation Protection

Essays and items of interest dealing with the history of radiation protection, radiation and health physics.

General Areas of History

Notable People in the History of Radiation


1 In 1994, the Health Physics Society produced a calendar for the centennial commemoration of the discovery of X-rays (1895) and Radioactivity (1896). This calendar contained profiles of some of the pioneers in the field of Health Physics and Radiation Science. A special thanks to Paul Frame of ORAU and the other members of the HPS Historical Committee for their work on this calendar. (note: photos will be added as they become available.)

Pioneers in Health Physics Index (Profiles from centennial Calendar at MSU)

Photo Gallery