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Isabella Karle, ’41, MS’42, PhD’44, HSCD’76

Isabella Karle
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

Karle, a pioneer in physical chemistry, invented new methods to understand molecular structures and contributed to the Manhattan Project. She often worked with her husband, Jerome Karle (see “Nobel Laureates”), designing practical experiments to test his theories. He got the Nobel Prize for their efforts, but she earned other awards and millions in prize money.

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