Hedwig Kohn

Physicist, Deceased Person

1887 – 1964

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Who was Hedwig Kohn?

Hedwig Kohn, was a pioneer in physics and one of only three women who obtained Habilitation in physics before World War II. She and the other two physicists, Lise Meitner and Hertha Sponer, were forced to leave Germany during the Nazi regime.

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Born
Apr 5, 1887
Wrocław
Ethnicity
  • Jewish people
Nationality
  • Germany
Profession
Employment
  • Duke University
Lived in
  • Wrocław
Died
1964

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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