Emma P. Carr

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Birthday
23, 1880
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Jan 7, 1972 (91)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
23, 1880
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Jan 7, 1972 (91)

About

American scientist who worked as a spectroscopist and was a worldwide leader in the use of ultraviolet spectra of hydrocarbons. She established a link between the frequencies of absorptions and the enthalpy change of combustion of a given compound.

Before Fame

She started working at Mount Holyoke College as an assistant in their chemistry department.

Trivia

She was the inaugural recipient of the Francis P. Garvan Gold Medal of the American Chemical Society in 1937.

Family Life

She was the third child of Edmund and Anna Carr.

Associated With

Like her, politician Nita Lowey also attended Mount Holyoke College.