Lise Meitner

Lise Meitner Lise Meitner was a pioneer of nuclear physics and co discoverer with Otto Hahn and Fritz Strassmann of nuclear fission Braving the sexism of the scientific world she joined the prestigiou

Lise Meitner 1878 1968 was a pioneer of nuclear physics and co discoverer, with Otto Hahn and Fritz Strassmann, of nuclear fission Braving the sexism of the scientific world, she joined the prestigious Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Chemistry and became a prominent member of the international physics community Of Jewish origin, Meitner fled Nazi Germany for Stockholm inLise Meitner 1878 1968 was a pioneer of nuclear physics and co discoverer, with Otto Hahn and Fritz Strassmann, of nuclear fission Braving the sexism of the scientific world, she joined the prestigious Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Chemistry and became a prominent member of the international physics community Of Jewish origin, Meitner fled Nazi Germany for Stockholm in 1938 and later moved to Cambridge, England Her career was shattered when she fled Germany, and her scientific reputation was damaged when Hahn took full credit and the 1944 Nobel Prize for the work they had done together on nuclear fission Ruth Sime s absorbing book is the definitive biography of Lise Meitner, the story of a brilliant woman whose extraordinary life illustrates not only the dramatic scientific progress but also the injustice and destruction that have marked the twentieth century.

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  1. This book covered all of the necessary parts And I think Lise would have approved But I think it was somewhat padded with atomic history I learned a lot Amazing, for instance how long it took to distinguish elements by Z the number of protons instead of by mass All that is great for atomic history enthusiasts, but may be dull for those who are not.Lise was clearly the most ripped off Nobel Prize non winner in history But she really seemed to shake that off Physics was her love and the rest was n [...]


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