March 22, 1920

“I worked hard…I concentrated entirely on learning how to do science. But that was not an effort I made as a woman to compete against men. I knew that by working hard, I could slowly unwrap the secrets of nature…this was such a joy…the sheer joy I enjoyed as a researcher.”  Katsuko Saruhashi 

Katsuko Saruhashi  Japanese Geochemist is born.

Katsuko Saruhashi was a Japanese geochemist who made some of the first measurements of carbon dioxide levels in seawater and subsequently showed the evidence in seawater and the atmosphere of the dangers of radioactive fallout.

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