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Meitner

Lise . 1878--1968, Austrian nuclear physicist. With Hahn, she discovered protactinium (1918), and they demonstrated with F. Strassmann the fission of uranium
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In 1945, Lise Meitner wrote to Hahn, "It was clear to me that even you and [Max von] Laue had not grasped the real situation.
Flemish still-life painting but, close up, there's a riot of images: a traditional one of Christ is American artist Richard Meitner, who is based in Amsterdam, has produced new work for National Glass Centre curled fish-like on a plate (seafood - which both love - features a lot in their work); a dish of "food" turns out to be Mexico's familiar Oaxacan black clay skulls; a powder could be salt or cocaine; there are slices of lime and, a real symbol of the west, a Coca Cola bottle, only highly decorated and based on one which caught Einar's eye on a Mexican market stall.
Finally, on Christmas day in 1938, Meitner and Otto Frisch took a famous walk in the snow in Sweden and solved the mystery--the "strange results" were actually the smaller products of uranium splitting, a process that Frisch coined "fission" (borrowing the term from the process of cellular division in biology).
Meitner and the information drops off considerably.
In its first English translation, this 1994 publication provides the biography of five women of the Austro-Hungarian Empire: mathematician Einstein-Maric, poet Trakl, journalist and essayist Jesenska, physicist Meitner, and architect Schutte-Lihotsky.
He indicates briefly how politics and economics affected the course of research, most tellingly how World War I and then the rise of fascism impacted scientists such as Lise Meitner.
LISE MEITNER AND THE DAWN OF THE NUCLEAR AGE: Patricia Rife (Boston: Birkhauser, 1999).
Una de las primeras personas en hallar claves fue la matematica Lisa Meitner.
Sin embargo, las investigaciones de Enrico Fermi fueron estudiadas cuidadosamente por un equipo de tres investigadores del Instituto Kaiser Wilhelm de Quimica: Otto Hahn, un fisico-quimico aleman que habia nacido en 1879 y que se dedicaba a estudiar la radioactividad; Lise Meitner, fisica de origen austriaco, quien se inicio en el estudio de la entonces incipiente fisica nuclear, y Fritz Strassmann, el mas joven de los tres, quimico aleman que habia nacido en 1902.
Early workers included James Chadwick at Cambridge; Enrico Fermi in Rome and then the US; Hahn, Strassman, Frisch and Lise Meitner in Germany; Szilard in Germany and then the US: G.
Among the many questions provoked by Ruth Lewin Sime's ambitious and long-awaited narrative of the life of Lise Meitner, the two that are the most pressing are also those that are the most recalcitrant: What makes a good life?
In 1917, however, the German physical chemist Otto Hahn (1879-1968) and a co-worker, Austrian physicist Lise Meitner (1878-1968), discovered a truly new element that disintegrated into actinium (see 1899).