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Lise Meitner

Quote"Science makes people reach selflessly for truth and objectivity; it teaches people to accept reality, with wonder and admiration, not to mention the deep awe and joy that the natural order of things brings to the true scientist." - Lise Meitner

Interesting Facts:Lise Meitner was born in 1878, she was a sibling to eight other children. She is jewish but her family came from Australia. As she was a child the Germans were persecuting jews. However, since she was from Australia the Germans saw her as one of them. She went to University of Vienna where she wasn't able to use the same labs as the men. Meitner became a citizen of Sweden in 1949 before she died. She lived to be about 90 years old.

Lise Meitner

Lise Meitner was a physcist whom collaborated with Otto Hahnin the discovery of nuclear fission and gave the first theoretical explanation of the fission process. However, in 1945, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry to Otto Hahn for the discovery of nuclear fission, overlooking the physicist Lise Meitner beause she was female. Lise Meitner, you see, had to face a lot of oppression in her life. Back then, women weren’t allowed to attend universities or other higher educational institutes. Did that stop her? No! She went on to become the second woman ever to get a doctoral degree from the University of Vienna in 1905.

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Nearly all life on Earth gets its energy from the sun, which ultimatly gets its energy from nuclear fission.The potential role of nuclear fission is to meet increased future energy demands while reducing greenhouse gas emissions


What Is Nuclear Fission?process in nuclear physics in which the nucleus of an atom splits into two or more smaller nuclei as fission products

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first to recognize that the uranium atom, when bombarded by neutrons, actually split.

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