Editha Karl-Kroupa

ID: SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-4975]

Creator: Science Service

Form/Genre: Black-and-White Prints

Date: 1930s

Citation: Acc. 90-105 - Science Service, Records, 1920s-1970s, Smithsonian Institution Archives

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Summary

Austrian research chemist Editha Karl-Kroupa (1910-1991), 1934. The caption on this photograph, dated September 18, 1934, reads: "While revolution upset Vienna, Miss Edith Kroupa, research chemist working with a new method of microchemical analysis in the laboratory of Prof. A. Franke at the University of Vienna, analyzed a sample of radioactive rock from near Winnipeg, Canada," determining it to be over 1,725,000,000 years old. Earlier that same year, Kroupa and her colleague Friedrich Hecht had discovered triple-weight hydrogen. She emigrated to the United States in the 1950s and worked as an chemist for the Monsanto Company, Dayton, Ohio, where her research focused on phosphates.

Creator

Science Service

Subject

  • Karl-Kroupa, Editha
  • University of Vienna

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Acc. 90-105 - Science Service, Records, 1920s-1970s, Smithsonian Institution Archives

Date

1934

Topic

  • Chemistry
  • Women scientists
  • Chemistry
  • Women scientists

Form/Genre

Black-and-White Prints

Local number

SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-4975]

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