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 (left, image from the Smithsonian) and Margaret Schott (right, image from Northwestern University))
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ABOUT THIS EPISODE
- Dr. Margaret Schott
- Dr. Katharine Burr Blodgett
- American Chemical Society Division of the History of Chemistry
- Profile of Sir Fraser Stoddart
- Dr. Irving Langmuir
- Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology
Interviewee: Dr. Margaret Schott
Interviewer: Liz Laudadio
Producer/Host: Miriam Krause