33. Katharine Burr Blodgett
- Most Famous For Inventing: Nonreflective Glass
Katharine Burr Blodgett is one of the greatest inventors in world history. She is actually the first woman to earn a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Cambridge. Upon earning just her Master’s, she began working for General Electric where she invented nonreflective glass. Of course, we now know nonreflective glass changes how light passes through it compared to reflective glass.
Usually, versions of reflective glass will push some of the light back while nonreflective will not. For a projector, the light change will give a better, basically high-definition appearance to images or videos. The same happens for how cameras record or take images too. In all reality, Katherine pretty much changed the film, television, and photography industries completely.