Esther M. Conwell


Age: 92

pioneering physicist and research professor of chemistry at the University of Rochester who was considered as a pioneer in the field of semiconductor research that ultimately revolutionized modern computers and earned her a place as one of Discover maazine's 50 Most Important Women of Science in 2002, and who was also awarded the National Medal of Science by President Barack Obama in 2010.

Cause of Death: Injuries sustained after being hit by a car

Born: May 23, 1922

Died: November 16, 2014

Rochester, New York