Podcast Ep 22. On Thin Films and Nobel Prizes: Margaret Schott Profiles Katharine Burr Blodgett

At last summer’s American Chemical Society national meeting, Dr. Margaret Schott of Northwestern University took the unusual step of giving her history division presentation as her subject, Dr. Katharine Burr Blodgett. In this episode we interview Dr. Schott about her own path in life and chemistry, as well as that of Dr. Blodgett, including the debate about whether this pioneer of thin film technology was overlooked for a Nobel Prize.

Katharine Burr Blodgett & Margaret Schott

(Katharine Burr Blodgett (left, image from the Smithsonian) and Margaret Schott (right, image from Northwestern University))

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Interviewee: Dr. Margaret Schott

Interviewer: Liz Laudadio

Producer/Host: Miriam Krause

Music: Ketsa