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Lise Meitner

a life in physics

by Ruth Lewin Sime

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Published by University of California Press in Berkeley, CA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Meitner, Lise, -- 1878-1968.,
  • Women physicists -- Austria -- Biography.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementRuth Lewin Sime.
    SeriesCalifornia Studies in the History of Science -- vol.13
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii, 526p. ;
    Number of Pages526
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22322214M
    ISBN 100520208609


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Lise Meitner (LEE zeh MITE nuhr) was born in Vienna, Austria November 7, She was the third child of eight children in the family. Her father Philipp, who was a lawyer, hired tutors to teach the children, and she received a good background in mathematics.

Among the most outstanding yet under-celebrated of these pioneering women is the Austrian physicist Lise Meitner (November 7, –Octo ), who led the team that discovered nuclear fission but was excluded from the Nobel Prize for the discovery, and whose story I first encountered in Alan Lightman’s illuminating book The.

Lise Meitner Realgymnasium - Schottenbastei 7 - 9, Innere Stadt - Rated 5 based on 7 Reviews "Ich bin froh, dass wir diese Schule gewählt haben. Der 5/5(7). Lise Meitner and Otto Hahn in their Berlin laboratory, (Smithsonian Institution) From girlhood, Lise had a gift with numbers.

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Of Jewish origin, Meitner fled Nazi Germany for Stockholm in. On the eve of WW II the physicist Lise Meitner, then living in Sweden, realized that the puzzling results reported to her by her colleagues in Berlin meant they had split the atom. Now Sime (Chemistry/Sacramento City College) tells the absorbing story of her life.

Born inMeitner was a native of Vienna, enjoying the support of a loving family as she pursued not only a Author: Ruth Lewin Sime. "Lise Meitner: A Life in Physics". Book by Ruth Sime, p. 15 Copy quote. Hahn and F. Strassmann have discovered a new type of nuclear reaction, the splitting into two smaller nuclei of the nuclei of uranium and thorium under neutron bombardment.

Thus they demonstrated the production of nuclei of barium, lanthanum, strontium. 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 prestigious Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Chemistry and became a prominent member of the international physics community.

Of Jewish origin, Meitner fled Nazi Germany for Author: Ruth Lewin Sime. Philipp Meitner (24 AugustVienna – 9 DecemberVienna) was an Austrian lawyer and chess master.

His most famous game was the "Immortal Draw" (Carl Hamppe vs Philipp Meitner, Vienna ).He won at Viennaand won a match against Adolf Schwarz (6½–3½) at Vienna Meitner played in two strong international tournaments in the Vienna.

Born in in Vienna, Lise Meitner was, as a woman, unable even to complete high school. But the restrictions on female students were lifted in time for her to attend the University of Vienna, where she studied physics under Boltzmann and obtained her doctorate.

Elise (later shortened to Lise) was born in Vienna, Austria. inthe third of eight children of Philipp and Hedwig Meitner. Both parents were of Jewish heritage but not religiously observant, and their children were eventually baptised as Christians.

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Austrian scientist Lise Meitner was one of the greatest nuclear physicists of all time. History now correctly credits her as a chief architect behind the discovery of nuclear fission, despite the fact that her longtime friend and collaborator Otto Hahn was exclusively awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the finding.

Ruth Lewin Sime, Lise Meitner: A Life in Physics (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, ),↩ The ring seems to have survived the war and was inherited by Meitner’s family.

One can only wonder why she did not return it to Hahn. By A. Moore (Adapted from the book: What is Radioactivity. The Basics) 6/11/ (This article was adapted from the book What is Radioactivity. The Basics) It would be difficult–perhaps impossible–to write about the development of atomic science without mentioning the contributions of Niels Bohr and Lise Meitner.

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