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Darleane C. Hoffman

Darleane C. Hoffman
Born (1926-11-08)November 8, 1926
Terril, Iowa
Residence U.S.
Nationality United States
Fields Nuclear chemistry
Institutions University of California, Berkeley
Alma mater Iowa State University

Darleane C. Hoffman (born November 8, 1926) is an UC Berkeley.[1]


  • Early life and education 1
  • Career 2
  • Personal life 3
  • Awards 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Early life and education

Darleane Christian was born at home in the small town of Terril, Iowa, daughter of Carl B. and Elverna Clute Christian.[2] Her father was a mathematics teacher and superintendent of schools; her mother wrote and directed plays. When Darleane Christian was a freshman in college at Iowa State University, she took a required chemistry course taught by Nellie May Naylor,[3] and decided to pursue further study in that field.[4] She received her B. S. (1948) and Ph. D. (1951) degrees in chemistry (nuclear) from Iowa State University.


Darleane C. Hoffman was a chemist at [5]

Personal life

Right after finishing her doctoral work, Darleane Christian married Marvin M. Hoffman, a physicist.[4] The Hoffmans had two children, Maureane and Daryl, both born at Los Alamos.[6]



  1. ^ Darleane Hoffman, Harold Johnston to Receive National Medal of Science
  2. ^ "Elverna E. Christian," Plaza of Heroines, Iowa State University
  3. ^ "Nellie May Naylor". History of Iowa State: People of Distinction. Iowa State University. Retrieved 19 May 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Darleane Hoffman: Adventures in the nature of matter". Catalyst Magazine (College of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley) 6 (2). 1 February 2012. Retrieved 19 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Keynote speaker: D. Hoffman, Ph.D.". LLNL 2020: Women Forging the Future of Science and Technology. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Archived from the original on 4 August 2004. Retrieved 19 May 2014. 
  6. ^ Darleane (Christian) Hoffman bio page, Cyclotron Institute, Texas A&M University
  7. ^ "Gruppe 8: Teknologiske fag" (in Norwegian).  

External links

  • Darleane Hoffman, Harold Johnston to Receive National Medal of Science
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