At a glance:
- Author: Ruth Lewin Sime
- First Published: 1996
- Type of Work: Biography
- Time of Work: 1878-1968
- Setting: Primarily Europe
- Characters: Lise Meitner, Ludwig Boltzmann, Max Planck, Otto Hahn, Fritz Strassman, Dirk Coster, Manne Siegbahn, Otto Robert Frisch
- Genres: Nonfiction, Biography
- Subjects: Science or scientists, Women's issues, Nazism or Nazis, Atomic bomb, Discoveries, Physics or physicists, Nuclear energy or power plants, Nuclear physics
- Locales: Europe
Lise Meitner was one of the very few women physicists to achieve international professional status in the first half of the twentieth century. Most persons, if they recognize her name at all, do so only in connection with the process of fission that made possible the atomic bomb which brought an end to World War II. This biography by Ruth Lewin Sime addresses all the facets of Meitner’s life that can be discerned by archival study and contact with surviving Meitner family members and friends.
Lise Meitner was born in Vienna into a non-observant Jewish family in which the father...
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