Dr. Berta Karlik

Title: Dr.
Prename: Berta
Surname: Karlik
Profession: Physicist, professor
Birthday: 01/24/1904
Place of birth: Vienna
Date of death: 02/04/1990
Place of death: Vienna
Education: University studies (physics, mathematics) in Vienna; 1928 doctorate
Career: Trainee teacher; 1930/31 Junior Fellowship Holder, British Federation of University Women (BFUW) Crosby Hall Residential Fellowship; research in the laboratories of William Briggs, Ernest Rutherford, Marie Curie, the Pasteur Institute, and Louis de Broglie; from 1932 assistant researcher at the Institute for Radium Research in Vienna; 1934 research at the Oceanographic Commission in Bornö, Sweden; 1937 university lecturer qualification; 1940 assistant, then 1947 director of the Institute for Radium Research in Vienna and professor extraordinarius; 1956 full professor and thus Austria’s first woman professor
Memberships: Association of Austrian University Women (VAÖ)
Biographical literature: Brigitte Bischoff, “Karlik, Berta,” in *Wissenschafterinnen in und aus Österreich: Leben – Werk – Wirken*, ed. Brigitta Keintzel and Ilse Korotin (Vienna: Böhlau, 2002), 353–4
Major works: *Über die Abhängigkeit der Szintillationen von der Beschaffenheit des Zinksulfids und das Wesen des Szintillationsvorganges* (diss.; Vienna: Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1927); *Tables of Cubic Crystal Structures* (with I. Knaggs; London: Hilger, 1932); *Uranium in Sea-water* (with F. Hernagger; Gothenburg: Elander, 1935); “Das Element 85 in den natürlichen Zerfallsreihen” (with T. Bernert), *Zeitschrift für Physik A Hadrons and Nuclei* 123 (1944): 51–72
Links: [BiografiA](http://www.univie.ac.at/biografiA/index.htm)