Meet Kathleen Lonsdale, the physicist and prison reformer who cracked benzene’s code | Science Heroes - Massive Science

Josseline Ramos-Figueroa, PhD Student in Chemistry observes, Lonsdale assembled her own X-ray crystallography laboratory from scratch to solve a century-old mystery.

A pamphlet written by Kathleen Lonsdale called “Prison for Women,” an account of her time imprisoned
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“I had never heard of Kathleen Lonsdale until today,” a professor wrote to me in a recent email. Though I’m a chemist, I hadn’t either. 

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