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Los Alamos History Museum Presents Nobel Heroes Portraits By Peter Badge Jan. 12 To April 27

on January 8, 2018 - 2:50pm

David J. Thouless received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2016 for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter. c: Peter Badge/Typos1 in cop. with the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings - all rights reserved 2018

Rita Levi-Montalcini (1909 - 2012), received the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1986 for her work on nerve growth factor. c: Peter Badge/Typos1 in cop. with the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings - all rights reserved 2018

Los Alamos History Museum News:

The Los Alamos History Museum is presenting Nobel Heroes Portraits by Peter Badge Jan. 12–April 27 in the Rotating Exhibit Gallery.

Badge was born in Hamburg, Germany, in 1974 and began his career as a freelance artist and photographer in 1993. He moved to Berlin in 1995 to study art history and has been living and working there since. He initially worked as a freelance photographer for various magazines and soon began developing his own independent concepts and projects.

Choosing portraiture as his primary focus, Badge concentrates on noted personalities including scientists and politicians, artists and actors, musicians and photographers. His latest works are titled “Men on the Moon—from Armstrong to Aldrin,” “Icons of the Economy,” and “Philanthropists.” He also has completed series on the electronic music pioneer Oskar Sala, Elvis impersonators (“Elviswho”), and the popular German actor and musician Marius Müller-Westernhagen (in cooperation with Art Cologne and the National Music Center in Washington, DC).

In 2000, Badge embarked on a comprehensive series of photographs of Nobel Laureates commissioned by the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings in cooperation with the Smithsonian Institution, the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, and the National Museum of American History as well as the Deutsches Museum. The project is co-funded by the Klaus Tschira Stiftung and has developed into a long-term, ongoing mission that has taken Badge all over the world to capture images of all living Nobel Laureates.

In 2012, Badge was commissioned by the Klaus Tschira Stiftung in Heidelberg (in cooperation with the awarding institutions) to create portraits of all living recipients of the Turing Award, the Abel Prize, the Fields Medal, and the Nevanlinna Prize around the world.

Badge has published numerous books, and his work has appeared in magazines and newspapers worldwide. His photographs are represented in various international private and public collections, and he is the Honorary Consul General of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste in Germany.

“Nobel Laureates in Portrait, photographed by Peter Badge” is commissioned and promoted by the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings. It has been accompanied from the very beginning by Klaus Tschira and made possible by the generous support of the Klaus Tschira Foundation.

This exhibit is sponsored by Mars, Incorporated; the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings; and the Los Alamos Historical Society.