Google Commemorates Geochemist | ‘Katsuko Saruhashi’s’ Birth Anniversary With a ‘Doodle’|Bio
“Google Commemorates Geochemist | ‘Katsuko Saruhashi’s’ Birth Anniversary With a ‘Doodle’|Bio”: Google celebrated today the 98th anniversary of Japanese geochemist Katsuko Saruhashi, known for calculating how nuclear precipitation was moving in the seas, used to limit nuclear explosions in the oceans.
Born in Tokyo, Saruhashi received several awards for her pioneering work in the field of geochemistry, including the prestigious Miyake Prize – the first of a woman.
She began her career working at the Geochemical Laboratory of the Meteorological Research Institute of the Central Meteorological Observatory.
Among his first notable achievements was the study of the CO2 level in sea water.
“Google Commemorates Japanese Geochemist | ‘Katsuko Saruhashi’s’”: In 1954, the Japanese government wanted to analyze and monitor radioactivity due to nuclear precipitation in seawater and rainfall. Saruhashi’s work established that it took a year and a half for radioactivity to reach Japan in seawater from the site of the nuclear explosion.
“‘Katsuko Saruhashi’s’ Birth Anniversary With a ‘Doodle’”: In 1957, she became the first woman in Japan to obtain a doctorate in chemistry from the University of Tokyo.
“Geochemist Katsuko Saruhashi Bio”:
Born March 22
Died September 29, 2007 (aged 87)
Place Tokyo, Japan
Alma mater The Imperial Women’s College of Science (predecessor of Toho University)Scientific career
Institutions Meteorological Research Institute, Japan Meteorological Agency
Saruhashi died of pneumonia on September 29, 2007, at the age of 87.