This photograph of a young scientist in training is the second in the Who’s That? category here on Webvision. The inaugural post in this category explains the idea behind these posts, but this post shows us, as you’ve deduced from the post title, a young Wolfgang Baehr seen in the Institute for Physical Chemistry at the University of Heidelberg in 1963. Incidentally, one of Wolfgang’s sons is studying at Heidelberg University and looks shockingly like him in this photo.
Wolfgang was born in Mannheim, Germany and studied organic chemistry while at the University of Heidelberg before moving on to graduate school and then where we find him today in vision science.
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This is the first photograph in a new category, “Who’s That?”, a evolving compendium of found imagery from years back of vision scientists. The idea is that on occasion, one runs across imagery of vision scientists from other times and it makes for a compelling look back at history. At the 2007 ARVO, Don Fox helped set up a presentation on the early years of ARVO where he showed some images of John Dowling, George Wald, Brian Boycott and more while Bob Barlow, John Dowling and Harris Ripps spoke for almost two hours about the early history of ARVO and neuroscience research at the Marine Biology Lab at Woods Hole.
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