(13 May 1888 - 21 Feb 1993)
Danish seismologist and geophysicist who was the first to seriously enter the field in her home country, and was the first female to do so in the world. Her notable contributions include identifying (1936) the Lehmann Discontinuity in the seismic structure of the earth which marks a boundary at the inner core of the Earth.
Science Quotes by Inge Lehmann (1 quote)
You should know how many incompetent men I had to compete with - in vain!
— Inge Lehmann
As quoted by her cousin's son, Nils Groes, quoted in Bruce A. Bolt, 'Inge Lehmann', Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society (1997), 285-301.
- - short biography, births, deaths and events on date of Lehmann's birth. 13 May