1906 - Born on the 28th of June in Kattowitz, Germany.
1924 - Passed the university's arbiter entrance examinations and enrolled there in the fall.
1930 - Married Dr Joseph Edward Mayer, the assistant of James Franck.
1931 - 1939 - Worked at unofficial or volunteer positions at the university at which her husband was professor, first at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.
1946 - She was offered a part-time job there as Senior Physicist in the Theoretical Physics Division.
1950 - She computed equations on opacity for Edward Teller that would be used for Teller's investigations into the possibility of a hydrogen bomb.
1960 - She was appointed to a position as a Full Professor at the University of California, San Diego (then known as the University of California, La Jolla).
1963 - She received the Nobel Prize in Physics for proposing the nuclear shell model of the atomic nucleus, becoming one of only two women to receive a Nobel Prize in Physics (the other being Marie Curie).
1972 - Died in San Diego, California, on the 20th of February after a heart attack the previous year left her comatose.
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