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Lise Meitner

A Life in Physics (California Studies in the History of Science)

by Ruth Lewin Sime

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Published by University of California Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Biography: general,
  • Nuclear structure physics,
  • Historical - General,
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Women physicists,
  • Biography/Autobiography,
  • Women,
  • Meitner, Lise,,
  • Scientists - General,
  • Biography & Autobiography / General,
  • Biography,
  • 1878-1968,
  • Austria

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages540
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7710343M
    ISBN 100520208609
    ISBN 109780520208605

      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 : University of California Press. Go to Chapter One Section • Go to Book World's Review. Lise Meitner A Life in Physics By Ruth Lewin Sime. Chapter One: Girlhood in Vienna. And even today I .

    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 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 in , Meitner 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. O. 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.


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This book is both a well-written biography of Lise Meitner and an attempt to put her contribution to nuclear fission into perspective. Sime is a good writer and she makes a strong case that Otto Hahn’s Nobel Prize should have, and would have, been shared with Meitner if political conditions and Hahn’s self-justificatory behavior had been Cited by:   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 Lise Meitner book community/5.

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About the Book. 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. 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 : $ Born in Vienna, Lise Meitner book, Lise Meitner was the third of eight children of Philipp Meitner, a freethinking liberal Jewish lawyer, still remembered as a minor chess master, and his wife Hedwig.

In later life she recalled their "unusual goodness" and the. In his paper, Hahn had trouble explaining “his” findings; it was Meitner, in a letter to the editor of the publication Nature, who explained the mechanism of “Hahn’s discovery.”After the war, when Hahn was awarded the Nobel Prize for the discovery of nuclear fission, he conveniently left the record uncorrected, robbing Meitner of the Nobel Prize she rightfully Author: Jan Eliasberg.

When sixty-year-old Lise Meitner fled Nazi Germany inshe carried with her nothing but a small valise and a deep, abiding passion for physics. Eight years later Meitner, co-discoverer with Otto Hahn and Fritz Strassmann of nuclear fission, watched as Hahn alone received the Nobel Prize for their joint research.

In telling the dramatic personal story of this extraordinary woman, 5/5(2). Lise Meitner, Austrian-born physicist who, with her nephew Otto Frisch, elucidated the physical characteristics of nuclear fission. She and Otto Hahn were among the first to isolate the isotope protactinium, and with Hahn and Fritz Strassmann she investigated the products of neutron bombardment of uranium.

Lise Meitner (November 7,Vienna – OctoCambridge) was an Austrian-Swedish physicist. She had a very large role in discovering nuclear received her doctorate in physics from the University of Vienna in Her work with two other scientists influenced the discovery and creation of the atomic bomb.

Meitner was of Jewish descent and Authority control: BNE: XX. 6 thoughts on “ Lise Meitner’s fantastic explanation: nuclear fission ” Jeff W. Eerkens Febru at Richard Rhodes tells the more detailed story of Lise Meitner in his facinating Pullitzer-prize-winning book “The making of the Atomic Bomb” (ISBN ).

Get this from a library. Lise Meitner: a life in physics. [Ruth Lewin Sime; Mazal Holocaust Collection.] -- Traces the life of Jewish physicist Lise Meitner, who had to flee Nazi Germany, codiscovered nuclear fission with Otto Hahn and Fritz Strassmann, but was denied recognition when the work received a.

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.5/5(5).

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/5(32). Irène Curie was the firstborn child of the world's " ‘First Family' of science." Lise Meitner was the daughter of a Jewish lawyer in Vienna and a victim of Hitler's anti-Semitic policies.

Curie and Meitner, working independently, were research rivals, each seeking a name in the field of theoretical physics that was about to change the world.4/4(1). LISE MEITNER: A Life In Physics By Ruth Lewin Sime University of California Press. $30 Go to the First Chapter of Lise Meitner: A Life In Physics.

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. Sleeping with a math book under her pillow, she later recalled.

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The series celebrates diversity, covering women and men from a range of backgrounds and professions.The dramatic splitting of the atom—“nuclear fission”—was a discovery which changed our world.

Yet few know that it was a woman physicist who discovered the power of nuclear energy just after her dramatic escape from Nazi Germany. The irony of the story of Lise Meitner is that her laboratory partner of thirty years, Otto Hahn, who remained in Berlin throughout the Third .