Jerome Karle facts for kids
Karle in 2009
June 18, 1918
|Died||June 6, 2013
|Alma mater||City College of New York
University of Michigan
|Spouse(s)||Isabella Helen (Lugoski) Karle (m. 1942; 3 children)|
|Awards||Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1985|
|Doctoral advisor||Lawrence O. Brockway|
Karle was a former president of both the American Crystallographic Association (ACA) (1972) and the IUCr (1981-1984), as well as a co-recipient of the 1985 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on direct methods. Among the many additional honors he received for his work, he was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1976 and the American Philosophical Society in 1990.
Karle died of liver cancer at the Leewood Healthcare Center in Annandale, Virginia on June 6, 2013 at the age of 94.
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Jerome (left foreground) and Isabella Karle (seated center) at their 2009 retirement ceremony
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