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Mildred (Ginsberg) Goldberger was an American mathematician and economist. 

She was a research assistant and computer at the Metallurgical Laboratory at the University of Chicago during the Manhattan Project. She was one of ten women to sign the Szilard Petition, a document written by physicist Leo Szilard petitioning against the use of the atomic bomb on Japan.

She was married to Marvin “Murph” Goldberger, a physicist who taught at Princeton during J. Robert Oppenheimer’s tenure as Director of the Institute for Advanced Study. The Goldbergers would eventually become President and First Lady of CalTech. 

Mildred (Ginsberg) Goldberger's Timeline
1923 Mar 23rd Born in Wichita Falls, TX.
1943 Received a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaigne.
1943 Worked as a research assistant at the Metallurgical lab at the University of Chicago.
19781987 Served as the First Lady of CalTech.
2006 Sep 11th Died in La Jolla, CA.

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