Inge Lehmann: Google honors Danish seismologist with doodle of the day

Danish seismologist, Inge Lehmann was born on May 13, 1888 and died on February 21, 1993. Today marks her 127th birthday.

Inge Lehmann Google Doodle

Lehmann is recognized as the foremost in discovering that the Earth has both an inner and outer core. She is also known for her researches related to the Earth's mantle.

Lehmann's career on seismology made a significant turning point in 1925. She was appointed as assistant to Niels Erik Nørlund, who was the director of a certain Danish geodetic institution, Gradmaalingen.

Inge was able to broaden her research and practical expertise on seismology through her supervisory tasks in the said organization.

Google recalls Lehmann's remarkable scientific legacy by dedicating an interactive Doodle, as can be seen in your Google homepage today.

Inge Lehmann Google Doodle

Inge Lehmann received several honors and awards. Among them are the following:

1. The Gordon Wood Award (1960)
2. The Emil Wiechert Medal (1964)
3. The Gold Medal of the Danish Royal Society of Science and Letters (1965)
4. The Tagea Brandt Rejselegat (1938 and 1967)
5. Election as a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1969
6. The William Bowie Medal (1971, as the first woman)
7. The Medal of the Seismological Society of America in 1977

Sources: The Guardian, TIME, Encyclopedia

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