Lise Meitner: A Life in Physics

Lise Meitner A Life in Physics Lise Meitner was a pioneer of nuclear physics and co discoverer with Otto Hahn and Fritz Strassmann of nuclear fission Braving the sexism of the scientific world she joined the prestigiou

Lise Meitner Lise Meitner A Battle for Ultimate Truth Lise Meitner was the third of eight children of a Viennese Jewish family In , two of Lise s sisters became Catholics and she herself became a Protestant While conscientious, these conversions counted for nothing after Hitler came to power. Lise Meitner Biography, Facts and Pictures Lise Meitner was born on November , into a relatively wealthy, cultured family in Vienna, capital of the Austro Hungarian Empire Her father was Philipp Meitner, a lawyer, and chess master Her mother was Hedwig Skovran, a talented amateur musician Lise was the third of the couple s eight children The Meitner family were non religious Jews. Lise Meitner Jewish Women s Archive Lise Meitner was the second woman to receive a Ph.D in Physics from the University of Vienna and it was there that she was introduced to Max Planck, father of the quantum theory, who traveled to Vienna after the tragic suicide of Boltzmann. Lise Meitner Life, Findings and Legacy livescience Meitner retired to England in and died October , , in Cambridge, England Impact Today, many consider Lise Meitner the most significant woman scientist of the th Century Meitner is known for her important findings in nuclear physics, which compare with Lise Meitner Biography Facts Britannica Lise Meitner, born November , , Vienna died October , , Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England , Austrian born physicist who shared the Enrico Fermi Award with the chemists Otto Hahn and Fritz Strassmann for their joint research that led to the discovery of uranium fission. Lise Meitner Find A Grave Memorial Lise eventually moved to Cambridge, England where she died She is buried in the churchyard of St James s, Bramley, Hampshire, near to her nephew Walter Meitner whose son Philip farmed at nearby Sherfield on Loddon for many years. Lise Meitner Atomic Heritage Foundation Lise Meitner was an Austrian physicist Meitner was part of the team that discovered and explained nuclear fission and saw its explosive potential, creating the idea of the atomic bomb.

  • Title: Lise Meitner: A Life in Physics
  • Author: Ruth Lewin Sime
  • ISBN: 9780520208605
  • Page: 423
  • Format: Paperback
  • Lise Meitner 1878 1968 was a pioneer of nuclear physics and co discoverer, with Otto Hahn and Fritz Strassmann, of nuclear fission Braving the sexism of the scientific world, she joined the prestigious Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Chemistry and became a prominent member of the international physics community Of Jewish origin, Meitner fled Nazi Germany for Stockholm inLise Meitner 1878 1968 was a pioneer of nuclear physics and co discoverer, with Otto Hahn and Fritz Strassmann, of nuclear fission Braving the sexism of the scientific world, she joined the prestigious Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Chemistry and became a prominent member of the international physics community Of Jewish origin, Meitner fled Nazi Germany for Stockholm in 1938 and later moved to Cambridge, England Her career was shattered when she fled Germany, and her scientific reputation was damaged when Hahn took full credit and the 1944 Nobel Prize for the work they had done together on nuclear fission Ruth Sime s absorbing book is the definitive biography of Lise Meitner, the story of a brilliant woman whose extraordinary life illustrates not only the dramatic scientific progress but also the injustice and destruction that have marked the twentieth century.

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    1. This is a brilliant book. I have not enjoyed a book so much for years. It is the story of one of the most outstanding women scientists of the last century. A girl in Vienna in the late 1890’s, with an interest in maths and science, whose best prospects would have been becoming a French teacher, Lise Meitner beats the odds and becomes a world calibre physicist. Sime’s masterly narrative describes the incredible difficulties she had to overcome, first to get an education and later to be accept [...]

    2. More than just a biography of scientist. Highlights aspects of the world wars, anti-semitism, and feminism in europe that are not often discussed. Loved it.

    3. Overall, a compelling and useful biography of a less-known but very important physicist. Dr. Sime is a gifted writer, too, as well as a scientist in her own right. If you're interested in physics, the history of the physical sciences, or female scientists, it's a very good book to read.

    4. Loved this one. Had a long section in the middle that was very technical and I had to skim over that but the story of her life, contribution to physics, and they people she spent time with was facinating. She was royally screwed by her friend and collegue but handled it with grace

    5. Lise Meitner, one of the key figures in the discovery of fission, would be more widely remembered in history if she had not been Austrian-Jewish and made her break through findings in exile, right before World War II. There is plenty to admire in her journey, from her pioneering entrance to university formerly out of reach to women, to leading the physics section of the KWI.This books provides a very engaging overview of her life, bringing Lise to life, along with the historical events that mark [...]

    6. Well-researched account of Meitner's life and the research that led up to the discovery of nuclear fission. It's sympathetic even in taking a stance on the political events and actions that shaped Meitner's career and later life, presenting a clear picture of her scientific achievements and tracing the reasons why they remain so little-known. Moreover an inspiring read about a woman who was one of the first in science, going on to become a brilliant pioneer in nuclear physics. The science-heavy [...]

    7. I loved the story of this woman's life presented in this book, but the description of the physics was weak. I had to turn elsewhere for that. Overall, it was a difficult read, but worth it.

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