Lise Meitner : a life in physics / Ruth Lewin Sime.Material type: TextSeries: California studies in the history of science ; v. 13.Publication details: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1996. Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 526 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780520918993; 0520918991; 0585055246; 9780585055244Subject(s): Meitner, Lise, 1878-1968 | Meitner, Lise, 1878-1968 | Women physicists -- Austria -- Biography | SCIENCE -- Physics -- General | SCIENCE -- Mechanics -- General | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Science & Technology | SCIENCE -- Energy | SCIENCE -- General | Women physicists | Austria | Physics | AustriaGenre/Form: Electronic book. | Electronic books. | Biographies. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Lise Meitner.DDC classification: 530/.092 | B LOC classification: QC774.M4 | S56 1996ebOther classification: UB 3231 Online resources: Click here to access online
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"A centennial book."
Includes bibliographical references (pages 505-512) and index.
Print version record.
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 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.
Cover; Title; Lise Meitner; A CENTENNIAL BOOK; Copyright; CONTENTS; PREFACE AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; 1. Girlhood in Vienna; 2. Beginnings in Berlin; 3. The First World War; 4. Professor in the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Institut; 5. Experimental Nuclear Physics; 6. Under the Third Reich; 7. Toward the Discovery of Nuclear Fission; 8. Escape; 9. Exile in Stockholm; 10. The Discovery of Nuclear Fission; 11. Priorities; 12. Again, World War; 13. War Against Memory; 14. Suppressing the Past; 15. No Return; 16. Final Journeys; APPENDIX; ABBREVIATIONS; NOTES; SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX.