Otto Frisch


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Noun1.Otto Frisch - British physicist (born in Austria) who with Lise Meitner recognized that Otto Hahn had produced a new kind of nuclear reaction which they named nuclear fission; Frisch described the explosive potential of a chain nuclear reaction (1904-1979)
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Professor Otto Frisch was a regular visitor to the staff canteen when I worked at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge during my gap year in 1965.
Otto Frisch and Rudolf Peierls completed the work in March 1940, providing the world with a document detailing the effects of a 'super bomb'.
It can be found at the University of Birmingham, and was once home to professors Otto Frisch and Rudolf Peierls.
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.
The collection begins with the memorandum prepared by Rudolf Peierls and Otto Frisch in March 1940 on the 'radioactive "superbomb"' and ends 67 years later with a letter from the Foreign and Defence Secretaries to those Labour MPs voting against the renewal of the Trident system.
In the winter of 1939 two brilliant asylum-seekers - Rudolf Peierls and Otto Frisch - were working in the physics department at Birmingham University.
Her nephew the physicist Otto Frisch, joined her there, where he found her puzzling over the letter from Hahn.
Semanas despues de la publicacion del trabajo sobre fision nuclear, Meitner y su sobrino, el fisico Otto Frisch, publicaron el soporte teorico de las experimentaciones sobre fision nuclear.