Katharine Burr Blodgett

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Birthday
10, 1898
Birthplace
Schenectady, NY
Death Date
Oct 12, 1979 (81)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
10, 1898
Birthplace
Schenectady, NY
Death Date
Oct 12, 1979 (81)

About

Inventor and physicist who held numerous U.S. patents. She invented low-reflectance invisible glass while working for General Electric.

Before Fame

She received an academic scholarship from Bryn Mawr College from which she graduated in 1917.

Trivia

She was the first woman awarded a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Cambridge.

Family Life

She lived in a Boston marriage with Gertrude Brown.

Associated With

She and Thomas Edison were important inventors of the 20th century.