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Meitner, Lise, 1878-1968

  • Lise Meitner and the Dawn of the Nuclear Ageby Patricia Rife

    Springer 2007; US$ 69.95

    A biography of Lise Meitner, which provides a background of the scientific discoveries and social milieu that affected the research, personalities, and politics of 20th century quantum physics. It asks the question of why, given the evidence of Meitner's role in the interpretation of nuclear fission, was she too not awarded the Nobel Prize? more...

  • Lise Meitnerby Ruth Lewin Sime

    University of California Press 1996; US$ 36.95

    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... more...

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