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Hahn(hän), Otto 1879-1968.
German chemist. He won a 1944 Nobel Prize for his work on atomic fission.
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1. (Biography) Kurt. 1886–1974, German educationalist. During the Nazi era he escaped to Britain, where he founded Gordonstoun School (1935) and helped to establish the Duke of Edinburgh's award scheme
2. (Biography) Otto (ˈɔto). 1879–1968, German physicist: discovered the radioactive element protactinium with Meitner (1917); with Strassmann, demonstrated the nuclear fission of uranium, when it is bombarded with neutrons: Nobel prize for chemistry 1944
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Otto, 1879–1968, German physical chemist.
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