Lise Meitner

Lise Meitner

A Life in Physics

eBook - 1996
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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 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.
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1996
ISBN: 9780585055244
0585055246
9780520918993
0520918991
9780520089068
0520089065
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiii, 526 pages) : illustrations

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