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Dame of the Day: Inge Lehmann

Inge Lehmann

Today’s Dame of the Day is Inge Lehmann (May 13, 1888 – February 21, 1993). This Danish seismologist and geophysicist discovered that the earth had a solid inner core and molten outer core. Her insights helped explain seismic waves and the nature of earthquake activity. Lehmann earned numerous awards including the Danish Royal Society of Science and Letters’ Gold Medal.