WWI and the Introduction of the Fossil Fuel Era

Of the many transitions that World War I marked for human civilization, its role as the gateway to an energy-intensive life might be the most far-reaching. Presented in partnership with the National WWI Museum and Memorial and the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home.

Clara Immerwahr

Clara Immerwahr, a German physical chemist, was born on June 21, 1870 to a middle-class Jewish family outside of Breslau (present-day Wrocław, Poland). Her father had studied chemistry but was unable to pursue an academic career due to his religious background....