Who was Clara Immerwahr?

Clara Immerwahr (June 21, 1870 – May 2, 1915) studied Chemistry at the University of Breslau.  She was an eager student, particularly interested in natural sciences. Quick-witted and thirsting for knowledge Clara became the first woman to earn a doctoral degree in physical chemistry at a German university on December 12, 1900. After completing her doctorate she became assistant to Professor Abegg, at that time the highest attainable academic position for a woman.

Dr. Clara Immerwahr was the first wife of Fritz Haber, head of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute of physical chemistry and electrochemistry, which was the forerunner of the Fritz Haber Institute. The Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society is one of the participating institutions of UniCat.

New articels on Clara Immerwahr

Clara Haber, nee Immerwahr (1870–1915): Life, Work and Legacy
Bretislav Friedrich and Dieter Hoffmann
Zeitschrift für anorganische und allgemeine Chemie, Volume 642, 437–448, 2016
DOI: 10.1002/zaac.201600035

Freitod in Dahlem (1915): Unveröffentlichte Briefe von Edith Hahn und
Lise Meitner über Dr. Clara Haber geb. Immerwahr
Eckart Henning
Zeitschrift für anorganische und allgemeine Chemie, Volume 642, 432–436, 2016
DOI: 10.1002/zaac.201600052