Mária Telke Hungarian-American biophysicist

Today's Doodle celebrates Mária Telkes, a Hungarian-American scientist and biophysicist who was known for inventing multiple solar power devices and technologies.

During World War II, Telkes developed a solar distillation device included inside the U.S. military's emergency medical kits.

Mária Telkes (December 12, 1900 – December 2, 1995)

founders of solar thermal storage systems

Awards: National Inventors Hall of Fame