Notable Women in the Physical Sciences: A Biographical Dictionary

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ern Period. Edited by Barbara Sicherman and Carol Hurd Green, with Ilene Kantrov and Harriette Wolker. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press, 1980.

Yost Edna. American Women of Science. Philadelphia: Frederick A. Stokes, 1943.

KATALIN HARKÁNYI


MARGUERITE PEREY (1909-1975) Chemist
Birth November 19, 1909
1929Diplôme d'État de Chimiste, École d'Enseignement
Technique Féminine
; joined Marie Curie's staff at the
Institut du Radium
1939 Discovered the element francium (87)
1946 Completed doctoral dissertation defense on March 2;
appointed Maître de Recherches at the Institut du Radium
1949 Appointed to new chair of nuclear chemistry, Université
de Strasbourg
1958 Director, Nuclear Research Center, Université de
Strasbourg, which she founded (Laboratoire de Chimie
Nucléaire of the Centre de Recherches Nucléaires at
Strasbourg-Cronenbourg)
1960 Grand Prix de la Ville de Paris; Officier of the Légion
d'Honneur
1962 Became first woman member of the Académie des
Sciences on March 12
1964 Lavoisier Prize, Académie des Sciences; Silver Medal, Société Chimique de France
1974 Commandeur of the Ordre National du Mérite
Death May 13, 1975

Marguerite Catherine Perey, the first woman to enter the French Academy of Science in three hundred years, was born in Villenoble, France, in 1909. She had three brothers and a sister. Their father, Emile, owned a flour mill; their mother, Anne Jeanne, gave piano lessons. They lived a solidly middle-class, Protestant life until a stock market crash and Em

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