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Lise Meitner and the dawn of the nuclear age

Author: Patricia Rife
Publisher: Boston : Birkhäuser, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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?
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
History
Biographie
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Rife, Patricia.
Lise Meitner and the dawn of the nuclear age.
Boston : Birkhäuser, ©2007
(OCoLC)123131338
Named Person: Lise Meitner; Lise Meitner; Lise Meitner
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Rife
ISBN: 9780817645632 0817645632
OCLC Number: 525024981
Notes: Originally published in hardback, ©1999.
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 432 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Foreword by John Archibald Wheeler.-Introduction by Patricia Rife.-Choosing the Path of Physics: 1878-1906.-Berlin: 1907-1909.-New Explorations at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute: 1909-1914.-World War I and Its Consequences: 1914-1920.-Shadows Lengthen: The Struggle out of the Causal Chain: 1920-1932.-Science in Nazi Germany: 1933-1936.-The Transuranic Maze: 1934-1938.-Escape from Nazi Germany: 1938.-The Discovery and Interpretation of Fission: 1938.-The News of Fission Spreads: 1939.-Chain Reaction and the Dawn of the Nuclear Age: 1939.-Secrecy and Code Names: War Research Surrounding Nuclear Fission: 1939-1942.-The Dark Days of War: 1941-1945.-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.-Endnotes.-Chronology.-List of Awards and Honors.-Publications by Lise Meitner.-Bibliography.-Index.
Responsibility: Patricia Rife ; foreword by John Archibald Wheeler.

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