Ah-oo-gah and Other Alabama Greats

Robert Van de Graaff demonstrates a 1.5 million-volt electrostatic generator at an alumni dinner in a ballroom at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1933. Robert Jemison Van de Graaff A pioneer in the field of nuclear physics, Robert Jemison Van de Graaff invented some of the earliest particle accelerators. Born and raised in Tuscaloosa, he…

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