Dr. Hildegard Stücklen

Title: Dr.
Prename: Hildegard
Surname: Stücklen
Profession: Physicist, professor
Birthday: 1891
Date of death: 1963
Education: University studies (physics); 1919 doctorate in Göttingen
Career: 1925 assistant professor, 1931 university lecturer qualification (*Habilitation*), 1931–34 lecturer, Zurich University; 1934 emigrates to the United States with the help of the Swiss Association of University Women (SVA) and a Rockefeller Fellowship; 1934–39 professor at Mount Holyoke College; 1943–56 professor at Sweet Briar College, VA
Biographical literature: Bettina Vincenz, *Biederfrauen oder Vorkämpferinnen? Der Schweizerische Verband der Akademikerinnen (SVA) in der Zwischenkriegszeit* (Baden: hier + jetzt, 2011), 134
Major works: *Zur Frage nach der scheinbaren Gestalt des Himmelsgewölbes* (Göttingen: Dieterich, 1919); “Über den Einfluß von Wasserdampf auf das Funkenpotential,” *Annalen der Physik* 370 (1921), no. 12: 369–77; “A Simple Method for the Determination of Extinction Coefficients Using the Hydrogen Lamp as Light Source,” *Journal of the Optical Society of America* 29 (1939), no. 1: 37–9