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Lise Meitner : a life in physics

Author: Ruth Lewin Sime; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, [1996]
Series: California studies in the history of science, v. 13.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 Nobel Prize.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Lise Meitner; Lise Meitner; Lise Meitner; Lise Meitner; Lise Meitner
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Lewin Sime; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
ISBN: 0520089065 9780520089068 0520208609 9780520208605
OCLC Number: 32893857
Language Note: English.
Notes: "A centennial book."
Description: xiii, 526 pages, 20 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Girlhood in Vienna --
Beginnings in Berlin --
The First World War --
Professor in the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Institut --
Experimental nuclear physics --
Under the Third Reich --
Toward the discovery of nuclear fission --
Escape --
Exile in Stockholm --
The discovery of nuclear fission --
Priorities --
Again, world war --
War against memory --
Suppressing the past --
No return --
Final journeys.
Series Title: California studies in the history of science, v. 13.
Responsibility: Ruth Lewin Sime.
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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. This book tells the story of this brilliant woman whose  Read more...

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"Sime has produced a magnificent biography that should help rescue Meitner from oblivion. . . . The story, especially in the lead-up to the discovery of fission by Hahn, Meitner, and Strassman, is Read more...

 
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