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Lise Meitner and the dawn of the nuclear age

Author: Patricia Rife
Publisher: Boston : Birkhäuser, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Lise Meitner was the first woman to earn a Ph. D. in physics at the University of Vienna, a pioneer in the research of radioactive processes and, together with her nephew Otto Robert Frisch, an interpreter of the process of nuclear fission in 1938. She was a colleague and friend of many of the giants of 20th century physics: Max Planck, her Berlin mentor; Albert Einstein; Max von Laue; and Niels Bohr, to mention  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographies
Biographie
Named Person: Lise Meitner; Lise Meitner; Lise Meitner; Lise Meitner; Lise Meitner
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Rife
ISBN: 081763732X 9780817637323 376433732X 9783764337322
OCLC Number: 38130718
Description: xviii, 432 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Foreword / John Archibald Wheeler --
I. Choosing the Path of Physics: 1878-1906 --
II. Berlin: 1907-1909 --
III. New Explorations at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute: 1909-1914 --
IV. World War I and Its Consequences: 1914-1920 --
V. Shadows Lengthen: The Struggle Out of the Causal Chain, 1920-1932 --
VI. Science in Nazi Germany: 1933-1936 --
VII. The Transuranic Maze: 1934-1938 --
VIII. Escape from Nazi Germany: 1938 --
IX. The Discovery and Interpretation of Fission: 1938 --
X. The News of Fission Spreads: 1939 --
XI. Chain Reaction and the Dawn of the Nuclear Age: 1939 --
XII. Secrecy and Code Names: War Research Surrounding Nuclear Fission, 1939-1942 --
XIII. The Dark Days of War: 1941-1945 --
XIV. The Atomic Bomb, a Trip to Washington, and the Nobel Prize Controversy: 1945-1946 --
Epilogue. What Scientists Will Make of This Newly Found Knowledge: 1947-1968.
Responsibility: Patricia Rife ; foreword by John Archibald Wheeler.
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