The Science Teacher You Wish You Had

Princeton professor Hubert Alyea delivering a lecture on the chemistry of the atomic bomb, 1953.
Culture
'50s
Yale Joel—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

LIFE.com pays tribute, in photos, to Hubert Alyea: a chemistry professor who made learning part-magic, part-mayhem for laymen and scientists, alike, with lectures that were often nearly as explosive as the science itself. Read More

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