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 (mīt′nər), Lise 1878-1968.
Austrian-born Swedish physicist and pioneer in the study of nuclear fission.
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(German ˈmaitnər)
(Biography) Lise (ˈliːzə). 1878–1968, Austrian nuclear physicist. With Hahn, she discovered protactinium (1918), and they demonstrated with F. Strassmann the fission of uranium
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(ˈmaɪt nər)

Lise, 1878–1968, Austrian nuclear physicist.
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Noun1.Meitner - Swedish physicist (born in Austria) who worked in the field of radiochemistry with Otto Hahn and formulated the concept of nuclear fission with Otto Frisch (1878-1968)Meitner - Swedish physicist (born in Austria) who worked in the field of radiochemistry with Otto Hahn and formulated the concept of nuclear fission with Otto Frisch (1878-1968)
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In a two-page section on women Nobel Laureates, Scheckel gives specific numbers but only some names on the first page, then spends the second page discussing Lise Meitner, who did not actually receive a Nobel prize (wrongly, according to some).
Among those who faced exclusion by the anti-Semitic laws were Albert Einstein, Max Born, Eugene Wigner, James Franck, Hans Bethe, Felix Bloch, Rudolf Peierls, Lise Meitner, and Samuel Goudsmit.
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The installation of 3 Solo Shows Revised is overseen by Jeroen Maes, artistic director of the Glazenhuis in Belgium where the de la Torres Brothers, American artist Richard Meitner and Czech Petr Stanicky were first invited to fill three very different spaces.
The paper, by Lise Meitner and her nephew Otto Frisch (both Jewish physicists exiled from pre-war Germany) ended half a decade of confusion in the world of nuclear physics, starting in 1934 when Enrico Fermi first experimentally bombarded uranium with neutrons (a type of subatomic particle) and incorrectly interpreted the results.
While a few of these scientists later claimed Nobel prizes or appeared on postage stamps, one gained what may be the ultimate chemical accolade: Austrian physicist Lise Meitner had element 109, meitnerium, named in her honor.
Skirting about this domestic arrangement is Lise Meitner (Andrea Ludwig), a character based on the real-life nuclear scientist who collaborated on the discovery of nuclear fission but then refused to work on the Manhattan Project that developed the atomic bomb.
Fission, by Tom Weston, morphs the Holocaust, physics, and the divide between the sexes into a humane, funny, and informative profile of mid-twentieth-century Austrian scientist Lise Meitner.
Ernest Rutherford, Niels Bohr, and Lise Meitner finished their final experiments years ago, but all live on - in the periodic table of the elements - with rutherfordium, bohrium and meitnerium.
ERIKA MEITNER is the author of the poetry collections Inventory
Austrian physicist Lise Meitner who discovered nuclear fission was sixth in the list, while British chemist Dorothy Hodgkin who pioneered X-ray techniques was at seventh.
Women in the shadows; Mileva Einstein-Maric, Margarete Jeanne Trakl, Lise Meitner, Milena Jesenska, and Margarete Schutte-Lihotzky.