Brenda P. Winnewisser

Brenda P. Winnewisser, like Hedwig Kohn, spent some years at Wellesley College (as an undergraduate) and at Duke University, where during her graduate studies in physics she discovered Hedwig Kohn doing research in the sub-basement. During thirty-five years living and working in Germany she has published numerous articles and several reviews on the rotational and rovibrational spectra and dynamics of small molecules. She has conducted oral history interviews in cooperation with the Center for the History of Physics of the American Institute of Physics. She is currently adjunct professor of physics at The Ohio State University.

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Hedwig Kohn

Born in Breslau, Hedwig Kohn was one of the early woman pioneers in physics. After a narrow escape from Nazi Germany, she went on to teach at Wellesley College and pursue independent research at Duke University in the field of flame spectroscopy, measuring absorption features of atomic species in flames.


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