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What was Lise Meitner's cultural background?

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What was Lise Meitner's cultural background?

Discovering Fission:

Lise Meitner is best known for his brilliant research and discovery of nuclear fission. Working with her research partner, Otto Hahn, she sought to explain the 1934 observations of Enrico Fermi who noted that bombarding uranium with a beam of neutrons produced new elements.

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Lise Meitner was ethnically Jewish, though her family did not practice the religion. She was born in Vienna, Austria in 1878. Although Austria...

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Lise Meitner was a German physicist who was instrumental in the discovery of nuclear fission in the 1930s. Without her, we wouldn't have nuclear power or atomic weapons today! In this lesson, learn about her life and the many contributions she made to science.


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