Kathleen Lonsdale


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Kathleen Lonsdale

Kathleen Lonsdale Death

Kathleen passed away on April 1, 1971 at the age of 68.

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  • When did Kathleen Lonsdale die?

    April 1, 1971
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Kathleen Lonsdale Birthday and Date of Death

Kathleen Lonsdale was born on January 28, 1903 and died on April 1, 1971. Kathleen was 68 years old at the time of death.

Birthday: January 28, 1903
Date of Death: April 1, 1971
Age at Death: 68

Kathleen Lonsdale - Biography

Dame Kathleen Lonsdale, DBE FRS (née Yardley, 28 January 1903 – 1 April 1971) was an Irish crystallographer who proved that the benzene ring was flat by X-ray diffraction methods in 1929. She was the first to use Fourier spectral methods while solving the structure of hexachlorobenzene in 1931. During her career she attained several firsts for a woman scientist, including one of the first two women elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) in 1945 (along with Marjory Stephenson), first woman tenured professor at University College London, first woman president of the International Union of Crystallography, and first woman president of the British Association for the Advancement of Science.