Archives May exhibit on the physics of baseball

Multiflash photo

The May Object of the Month exhibit by the Institute Archives and Special Collections is about the physics of baseball, featuring a 1965 letter from Vannevar Bush to his MIT colleague Harold Edgerton in response to a batch of multiflash baseball pictures Edgerton had sent him. Included in the exhibit is a page from Edgerton’s notebook showing two of the photos of the type sent to Bush.

The papers of Bush and Edgerton are available for research in the Archives.